Inaugural Issue of The Omnipedia Review

Read student submissions from the inaugural issue of The Omnipedia Review, Volume 1, Issue 1, which includes the following submissions:

Madison Arlett, “The Complications and Perseverance of LGBTQ+ Theatre”

Kaitlin Crow, “Comparing Earthquakes to Sex: A Poetic Exploration of the Female Body, Sexuality, and Power”

Cecilie Elliiot and Kaitlyn McCleese, “An Essay Comparing and Contrasting Different Medical Issue on Opposite Ends of the Spectrum of Health Care”

Ibrahim Kante, “History of Centralization and Kingship in Sub-Saharan-Africa”

Kaitlyn McCleese, “The Effects of Culture on Sleep Paralysis Experiences”

Dallas Phelps, “Developing Visual Supports for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities who are Non-Verbal to Enhance Communication in the Home, School, & Community”





Call For Nominations for the 2019 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA)

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites current Longwood University undergraduate students from all programs, departments and colleges to nominate faculty for the 2018 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA). OSR will award ten $1000 awards to selected faculty. Only tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical educators, lecturers, visiting professors and administrative and professional faculty with academic rank are eligible for nomination.

The deadline to submit the 2019 FEMA Nomination Form is April 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Last year’s recipients of the award are not eligible.

2019 FEMA Information Sheet

2019 FEMA Nomination Form

Questions? Contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research,

Poster Printing Services for the Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry

The Office of Student Research offers free poster printing for students from departments without a poster printer who participate in  the Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. The deadline for submitting poster printing requests for the Showcase is April 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

 OSR prints research posters for the Showcase  under the following conditions:

  • Students must submit the Poster Request Form ( 2019 Updated Poster Printing Form) AND the poster as a  PDF to Students will be notified when the poster is ready or if there are any problems. Please allow adequate time for OSR to process your request. OSR will not print posters on the same day the request is submitted.
  • OSR only prints posters in two standard poster sizes: 24 in. X 36 in. and 36 in. X 48 in. Students can find free, downloadable poster templates here and here.
  • OSR will print posters in color, but will not print posters with a solid colored background.
  • OSR will not make corrections to a student’s poster and will not print posters that do not meet the formatting requirements. Students will be notified if their submission fails to comply with formatting requirements.  Corrections will be requested,  which may affect when the poster is available for pick-up. It is best that students submit their requests as early as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research,




Call for Applications: 2019-20 Student Research Mentors for CITE Program





The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to apply to be Student Research Mentors for the CITE Program. Student Research Mentors will receive a $3600 stipend (distributed in four installments during the 2019-20 year). Student Research Mentors teach CITE Program student participants fundamental research skills and act as readers for The Omnipedia Review, OSR’s online review journal. The CITE Program is a partnership between the Office of Student Research and the Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education (CLSJE).

The CITE Program. The CITE Program helps undergraduate students participants develop skills in note-taking, annotation and synthesis for research in the humanities. The program also helps improve confidence in undertaking research within and beyond courses.  Working in teams of two, student participants learn how to collaborate and produce scholarly writing for publication. Student Research Mentor Applicants do not need be in a humanities department to apply. The CITE Program has 10 slots for Student Research Mentors for the 2019-20 academic year.

To Apply.

  1. Applicants must complete the 2019-20 Application .
  2. Applicants must have a faculty member complete and return to them the 2019-20 Faculty Recommendation Form.
  3. Applicants must submit a hard copy of the completed application AND the Faculty Recommendation Form to the Office of Student Research (Library 153/154) by March 1, 2019 March 18, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. April 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

After an initial review of applications, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Spring training for undergraduates is expected to occur in April. Summer training for graduate students is to be determined. Please direct any questions to Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research (

External Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities: January 2019


Summer 2019 REU Program in Translational Ecology

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY

Program Dates: May 20 – August 9, 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019


Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.  $6,600 stipend, plus a $900 food allowance and free on-campus housing. Assistance is available for travel to and from the program as well.

Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates in Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN)

Program Dates: May 29 – August 1, 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019


Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply. Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.  $4,500 stipend. On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

PIKSI Summer Institute

Penn State University, MIT

Program Dates: PIKSI Rock (June 17-28, 2019); PIKSI Boston (June 20-27, 2019)

Deadline: January 31, 2019


PIKSI (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key) at Penn State University and MIT seeks to encourage underrepresented students to study philosophy. Transportation, room and board, and a stipend are provided.

Cancer-Focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR) Program

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Deadline: February 1, 2019


The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage in their careers.   Thirty-two undergraduates from across the country will work with one of 82 Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

NSF/REU Undergraduate Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering

Virginia Tech

Program Dates: May 28 – August 2, 2019

Deadline: February 15, 2019


Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech.  A stipend of $500/week ($5000 total), housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided. Ten students will be recruited for this program; two applicants will be selected for travel to India for research at The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).

University of Tennessee Space Institute Summer Research Intern Program

Program Dates: June 10, 2019 – August 19, 2019

Deadline: February 28, 2019


The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI provides research experiences to undergraduate students majoring in engineering, science, or mathematics. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. Additional, educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion. Salary: $3510 stipend ($13.00/hr x 30 hrs/wk x 9 wks). Location: UTSI campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Research Experience for Undergraduates: Mechanisms of Evolution

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Program Dates: May 28 – August 2, 2019

Deadline: March 3, 2019


This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Participants receive a $5,750 stipend, travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.




2019 Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research: Submission Guidelines

The 2019 Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is a digital initiative that collects and archives exemplary course-based student research with a grade of B+ or above in Digital Commons, Longwood University’s digital archive. Students who submit their work will receive swag from the Office of Student Research. SPUR provides open access to global users and awards to students for most views and downloads. It also creates permanent links that students can use in applications for employment, internships and graduate school.  In spring 2019, all student work will be featured in an online exhibition.  Students who have the highest number of views and downloads will receive awards at a special dinner. Students can submit multiple research-based assignments to increase their chances for awards.

Deadline: January 31, 2019

How to Submit

Is it Research?

In order to submit your coursework to SPUR, you must determine if it is research-based.

Does your paper or project have a research question, hypothesis, thesis or theme (for creative disciplines)?

Did you look up sources and incorporate them into your work or consider what others have said about your topic?

Did you do an analysis or interpretation or produce a creative piece?

If you answered Yes to ALL of these questions, you have research-based coursework suitable for submission to SPUR.

Needed Files

In order to submit you will need a file containing your work and a screenshot of your grade from Canvas or a scan of the grade you earned.

1. File containing your work: Digital Commons converts files into a PDF. If you have other files in other formats, you can add them as Additional Files in the submission process.

2. Screenshot of grade: If your grade is in Canvas, you will need a screenshot from the Submission Detail page. (If your grade is on a hardcopy, just scan the first page that shows the grade you earned).

a. In Canvas, click on the Course that contains the assignment and grade.

b. Click on Grades on the left.

c. Click on the Assignment

d. Make sure you are on the Submission Details page and take a screenshot (see below). You can take a screenshot with your phone and email it to yourself or take a screenshot using a PC or a Mac.

Submission Process

Submit your work and screenshot (or scan) using the online SPUR Submission Form.

2018-19 Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) Program Call for Applications


The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites all undergraduate students to apply for the Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) Research Program. CURIO is a spring semester research program where faculty supervise student-initiated research that culminates in publication in OSR’s online journal, Omnipedia Review, housed in Digital Commons. CURIO provides students with an opportunity to engage in preliminary research, which that forms the basis for every major research project or inquiry-based creative activity, or to continue a research project already in progress.   OSR designates at least one slot for a student project focused on community engagement. Student researchers receive an $1800 stipend and faculty mentors receive a $2500 stipend. Applications are due November 6, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. CURIO supports Goal 1 of Longwood University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “to improve student learning by promoting their discovery of new knowledge through research” by making available a faculty-guided summer undergraduate research program in all disciplines (Action 1.2).

To Apply:  Students should complete the 2018-19 CURIO Application . Students may also consult the CURIO Rubric. Faculty should complete the 2018-19 CURIO Faculty Recommendation and give it to the student. The student should submit a hard copy of both the Application and Faculty Recommendation to OSR (Library 154) by November 6, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.  Please direct any questions to Dr. Crystal S. Anderson,

2018-19 Departmental Grants

The Office of Student Research (OSR) offers grants to departments to support events related to student research. These grants may support any activity at the department level related to student research that also complies with general requirements for disbursements (see Policy 4102). The grant amount is $500 and must be used by April 30.  Questions? Contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research,

Departmental Grant Request Form

Departmental Grant Report Form

2018-19 Undergraduate Funding Award for Research and Travel–UPDATED AND DEADLINE EXTENDED



The Office of Student Research (OSR) offers awards to undergraduate students to defray costs associated with student-initiated research. The maximum award is $500 for single researchers, $1000 for two co-researchers and $1500 for three co-researchers.  Research includes creative activities in theatre, music, art and graphic arts and animation, projects in departments in arts and sciences as well as business and education. Students seeking funding for research posters should use OSR’s Poster Printing Service.  Round 1 applications are due September 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Round 2 applications are due October 15, 2018 October 17, 2018 at 5:00 October 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Additionally, students will now have until April 30, 2019 to spend their funds.

New Application Procedures

  1. Students must complete all OSR Pre-Application Tutorials and score at least a 70 for each BEFORE submitting the application. In order to take the Tutorials, send your email address to with the subject line “Pre-Application Tutorials” and we will add you to the Canvas site, where you will see the three modules for Tutorials. Students who were previously awarded a research or travel grant (provisional awards do not count) are not required to complete the Tutorials. If you are unsure, please contact OSR. Applications from students who have not completed the tutorial will not be accepted.
  2. For students conducting human subject or animal research, you must have your IRB or IACUC application approved BEFORE applying for funding, as you will have to provide documentation of approval.
  3. OSR will no longer make provisional funding decisions (i.e. give awards pending the submission of additional paperwork).
  4. All funds will be disbursed by check to the student applicant(s).

To Apply

  1. Download Undergraduate Funding for Research and Travel CFA and Application  and Faculty Acknowledgement Form.
  2. Send email address to with subject line “Pre-Application Tutorials.”
  3. Take the Tutorials (less than 15 minutes combined) and the relevant quizzes.
  4. Once you receive confirmation of your successful completion of the tutorials, you can complete and submit the hard copy of your application to the Office of Student Research, Library 154 by the deadlines.

Questions? Contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research,

CITE: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Tutorials for Employment Research Program

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites students to apply to The Collaborative Interdisciplinary Tutorials for Employment (CITE) Program, a research program for promising students with little or no research experience. The CITE Program introduces students to the research process and provides an opportunity to gain practical skills sought by employers, while providing an $1800 stipend. CITE Fellows collaborate within a research team whose members share similar interests and develop individual research interests in the interdisciplinary humanities through an exploration of topics related to race, ethnicity, media, popular culture, visual culture and more. CITE Fellows produce publicly accessible digital scholarship and receive professional development. The CITE Program is a partnership between The Office of Student Research and The Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice.

The deadline is February 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. has been extended to March 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

2018 Call For Applications

2018 CITE Application

Please direct any questions to Dr. Crystal Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research,