Office of Research Engagement

2016-17 Map

The 2016-17 Office of Research Engagement student participation in Undergraduate research has taken students across the United States, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Puerto Rico and France.  (Red denotes Undergraduate Travel Award participants; Green denotes International Research Experiences for Undergraduates participants.)


The mission of the Office of Research Engagement is to maintain the quality of undergraduate education and the academic success of undergraduate students at LSU by creating new curricular and extra-curricular activities; advocating for undergraduate students and their academic issues; managing Institute policies affecting undergraduate students; ensuring student success through advising, tutoring, and learning support; enhancing and coordinating intellectual development, experiential learning, and faculty/students interactions.

The Office of Research Engagement is located in 130 David Boyd Hall. For more information regarding programs or the Office of Research Engagement, please contact Doug Villien at

Funding Opportunities

LSAMP REU 2017 seeking faculty mentor nominations for 2017 international REU experiences. In a word, these are for 3-6 month long research projects that can involve graduating seniors, or juniors – LSAMP students are our highest recruiting priority – we make offers to outstanding nominees asap, and our target date to have filled all these initial slots is shortly after Jan 16, 2017. Nominations must come from an LSAMP program director or professor who knows the student’s specific research skills well.  

Undergraduate Travel Awards are available to support the research activities of undergraduate students. These funds can be used to support students as they attend conferences and collect data. Up to $1000 is available, and proposals are accepted throughout the year, or until the available funds are expended.

To submit your proposal or for more information, visit the UTA award page.

Related Programs

LSU Discover is a program to promote undergraduate research and creative opportunities, on and off campus, for all LSU undergraduate students in all disciplines. It is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as required by SACSCOC for reaffirmation of accreditation.

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) is an NIH-supported program designed to provide a diverse group of students in biomedical or behavioral sciences research training, academic development, and career opportunities, while enhancing diversity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences