OSR Initiatives

The Office of Student Research offers several initiatives to support students who undertake independent, student-initiated research and faculty who mentor them.

Student Funding: Through a competitive process, OSR provides grants up to $500 to undergraduate students to defray costs associated with conducting research, including materials and travel to professional conferences to share the results of scholarship. Submission deadline is approximately two weeks after the start of classes in the fall and spring semesters.

Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO): This spring-through-summer research program allows students to undertake an independent research project under the supervision and mentorship of a faculty member. There is also a spring-only option. Both the student and faculty mentor receive a stipend. Submission deadline is in the fall.

The Omnipedia Review: A peer-reviewed online review journal that publishes review essays (2500-3000 words) and review articles (5000-6000 words). Rolling submissions.

Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA): OSR accepts student nominations to recognize outstanding faculty mentors of undergraduate research. Nominations accepted in spring.