About Advance

A UL Lafayette initiative to provide all students the opportunity to participate in high-impact projects.

Student Research Experiences

Furthering student learning through undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.


Advance sets goals for the establishment of a highly effective undergraduate research program.

Advance Student Research

Advance Faculty Summit Save the Dates September 4-6, 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 Leaf Award Winners!

Undergraduate research will enrich your learning experience by making it more fun and interesting. You will learn to publish, present, and perform on a professional level to build the best you, and gain marketable skills for your future. Research provides opportunity, ideas, earnings, development, innovation, experiences, curiosity, and growth.

Advance Pathways

The Advance Pathways (Distinction & Excellence) will increase the quality of students' knowledge and marketable skills in research, creativity, and scholarship. Students have the opportunity to complete designated courses and co-curricular activities to earn the Advance attribute on their transcript. The completion of Advance Pathways enhances the influence of UL Lafayette's R1 status.

Student Center for Research, Creativity & Scholarship (SCRCS)

SCRCS supports all Advance activities and centralizes information on research, scholarship, and creative activity, allowing students, faculty, and staff to learn about opportunities and resources.