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Duke University Research Ambassadors


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Administered jointly by the Undergraduate Research Support Office and the Duke Undergraduate Research Society, the Research Ambassadors are an experienced group of juniors and seniors serving as peer advisors for underclassmen looking to get involved in research at Duke. Research Ambassadors provide that special student perspective and inside advice on getting started, finding a mentor, making the most of a research experience, and finding support for research.

Profiles and contact information for each Research Ambassador will be featured on our website. See here for current Research Ambassadors profiles and contact information


  • semester-long commitment
  • mandatory training session on _____
  • mandatory Research Ambassadors Kick-Off/Mentee “Meet-and-Greet” on _____
  • represent DURS and the Undergraduate Research Support Office as a Research Ambassador at one event during the semester
  • develop relationships with underclassmen mentees

Research, research, everywhere, but how does one start? Getting involved in research can be difficult and intimidating, especially in a large university with research going on in every direction. Duke attracts many of the nation’s top students because of the world-class, cutting-edge research on campus, but students often initially lack the contacts and knowledge that will help them find their optimal research experience and develop their skills in research early in their education.

The basis for Research Ambassadors Program is simple—match students interested in getting involved in research in certain fields with upperclassmen peer advisors who have done research in those fields. Research Ambassadors have experience taking classes and performing research, providing them with a wealth of knowledge on the research of Duke faculty and opportunities available.