Focus on Student Research
We embrace and support undergraduate research because it promotes deep learning and personal
growth through teaching students to solve problems and to work in teams. Undergraduate research
projects also connect students with faculty mentors resulting in highly personalized and meaningful
Resources for Students
Honors in the Major
High performing students are invited to write a thesis in their senior year under the mentorship of a faculty member. This original research project must be presented to a panel of faculty members and be deemed exceptional in order for the student to receive Honors in the Major.
Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
The Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (AURC) is a GU-Q student-led conference which provides a dynamic platform for peers to present their original research on global economic, social, and political issues. Conference themes tackle global challenges and invite students from around the world to present their undergraduate work around the selected topics.
The Undergraduate Research Experience Program
The Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) offered through Qatar National Research Fund, provides funding for students to hone their research skills and learn team-based collaboration by participating in a real-world research project under the mentorship of a faculty member. There are two application cycles each year with competition deadlines in the Spring and Fall semesters.
Student Research Funding
Students can apply for research funding through several different programs within GU-Q and from external sources.