Getting Started in Student Research

Getting Started in Student Research

Getting Started

If you think that you are interested in a particular field of research study, talk to your advisor, one of your faculty members, or the Chancellor’s Office staff. They will help you to identify faculty members who are conducting research or other scholarly activity in your area of interest. The next step is for you to meet with the specific faculty member to determine how to proceed.

  • Is the faculty member willing to be your research mentor?
  • Where do I look for funding?
  • How do I get started writing a proposal?
  • Should I do the work for credit, as an independent study, senior project, or as a work-study activity?

Before research is begun or grant funds can be expended, the University requires that you complete the online training program related to Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI).  The training modules are located on the SARI portal.

How to Apply

Identify a faculty mentor, and review the Grant Program Proposal Requirements. Complete the Grant Application Form and submit your proposal using the Grant Upload Form. Proposal time deadlines can be found at Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines.

Reporting Requirements

A written accounting of your research program is required using the Undergraduate Student Project Final Report Form (PDF Format) | (Word Format). Report due dates can be found at Undergraduate Student Research Deadlines.