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Undergraduate Research and Graduate opportunities


The Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) helps students and alumni.

Do research (and get paid)

During URGO’s Summer Research Program, students complete a research or creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive a stipend of $6,000. Academic Year Research Grants provide students with a $1,200 grant to conduct 80 hours of research during the academic year.

URGO also helps students identify and apply for research opportunities at other universities. Through this program, Augsburg students have conducted research at Harvard, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Cornell, University of Minnesota, and Drexel, among other institutions.

Win prestigious scholarships and fellowships

Students pursuing national and international scholarships and fellowships can receive application help and interview preparation through URGO. Augsburg has been a top producer of Fulbright Scholars multiple times. Our students have also received awards in programs including the Rhodes Scholarship, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows, Goldwater Scholarship, and many others.

Get into graduate school

Through URGO, students and alumni who are applying for graduate school can access individualized advising, application assistance, and mock interviews.