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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) connects students with both new and existing research and scholarship on campus, across the U.S., and internationally. Each summer over 30 Augsburg students participate in URGO’s 11-week research program on campus, while others pursue research opportunities off campus at institutions such as Harvard, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Minnesota. 

The URGO office also assists students applying for graduate school, professional school in the health sciences (MD, PA, RN, PT, etc.), and national fellowships and scholarships. Augsburg is proud to be represented among Rhodes, Fulbright, and Goldwater scholars, and in prestigious graduate programs at universities such as Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and UW-Madison.

Years Augsburg has been named Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars:

  • 2017-2018
  • 2013-2014
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009

3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS)

URGO has a limited number of awards ($175 each) to cover registration for iCOMOS 2018, a global forum on science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. The event, April 29 – May 2, will feature keynotes by Nobel laureates, including Augsburg’s own Nobel laureate Peter Agre, and global thought leaders; scientific sessions covering agriculture’s influence on health and the environment; interactive sessions on precision medicine, science communication, and health policy; and panel discussions among researchers on emerging, zoonotic, and other infectious diseases.

Students must be full-time undergraduates and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application to be eligible. To apply, complete the online application available at Applications must be received by April 4