Call For Nominations for 2018 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards


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 eight $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 completed forms is April 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Last year’s recipients of the award are not eligible.

2018 FEMA Call For Nominations 

2018 FEMA Application

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,

SPUR 2018: Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research Call for Submissions

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites undergraduate students from all disciplines to submit to SPUR: Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research, a refereed, all-digital presentation event and networking session to be held April 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Martinelli Board Room. The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018 April 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Fresh-baked pastries, fruit, coffee and tea will be served.

OSR will showcase PowerPoint presentations as student researchers enjoy free food and share their experience with small groups of other students on Student Research Day.  All presentations will be uploaded to several publicly accessible online platforms prior to Student Research Day. Because of the digital nature of SPUR, students can also participate in the Symposium.

All submissions must be student-initiated, where the student develops or is substantially involved in developing the research question, purpose or theme.

All student researchers receive an OSR slingbag, and those with presentations with the highest views will receive a SPUR SwagBag, which includes a SPUR t-shirt, hat, water bottle , 8GB USB drive and power charging bank, all in a canvas SPUR bag.

What Can Students Submit. Students can submit any work where they ask a question and find evidence to answer it.  Examples include lesson plans, literary analyses, historical analyses, literature reviews, annotated bibliography, data coding, marketing plans, SWOT analyses, and more.

Previous SPUR Presentations

The Raven’s Demons: The Psychoanalytic Relationship Between Edgar Allen Poe’s Life and His Literary Works

Intergenerational Daycares: How They Can Benefit the Elderly Population and Children

We’re All Going to Die: Contrasting the Apocalypse in Night of the Living Dead and Neon Genesis Evangelion

Bring your idea or work to OSR and let us help you create an awesome presentation!

Benefits. Student work receives wide exposure beyond Longwood. Presentations are permanently housed in Digital Commons, the university’s institutional repository that is searchable via Google and other major search engines and linked to hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Students can use the permalink for resumes, job applications, graduate school applications, websites and online profiles like LinkedIn.

How to Submit to SPUR

  1. Create a digital presentation in PowerPoint and an abstract. OSR strongly recommends using the SPUR18 Digital Presentation Worksheet  and the Digital Presentation Sample to plan and design the presentation. Other file types will not be accepted. Animation and transitions may be stripped out of presentations when uploaded to online platforms.
  2. Submit Digital Presentation and Abstract using the SPUR18 Submission Form.   (If you do not already have a Gmail account, you will have to create one).

Submissions will be reviewed using the SPUR Submission Rubric.  Students will receive a notification of acceptance or a request to revise and resubmit. Students are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the Office of Student Research.


April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.: Submission deadline

April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.: Revision and resubmission deadline

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

Spring 2018 Student Research Funding

The Office of Student Research (OSR) offers awards up to $500 for single researchers, $1000 for two co-researchers and $1500 for three co-researchers to defray costs associated with engaging in student-initiated research, where 1) the student develops a question or is substantially involved in developing a research question, 2) conducts an inquiry or investigation using sources as evidence and 3) shares the results. 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.

Deadline: February 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and March 13, 2018 March 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2018 Call for Application for Student Research Awards

Spring 2018 Student Research Award Application

Call for Applications: QEP Disciplinary Research Courses

Deadline: January 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites proposals from tenured and tenure-track faculty from all programs, departments and colleges to develop or enhance an existing research/inquiry enhanced undergraduate course and offer it during the 2018-2019 academic year. Disciplinary courses may be offered during Fall or Spring. OSR will select up to six courses, a combination of 100- and 200-level courses and 300- and 400-level courses. Each selected faculty member will be awarded a one-time $3,500 stipend to enhance and teach at least one section of the course during the specified academic year. OSR strongly encourages faculty from programs and departments that have yet to offer a QEP-enhanced course to apply. General education courses and courses with large enrollments are eligible.  Faculty should send queries to Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director of Student Research, at

2018 Disciplinary Course Call For Applications

2018 Disciplinary Course Application Form

2018 Disciplinary Course Application Rubric

2018 Spring Faculty Development Workshop


Teaching the Research Process from Research Focus to Literature Review

January 4, 2018, 9:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Library 209 A&B

 The Office of Student Research (OSR), the Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) and Greenwood Library will sponsor a faculty development workshop on teaching the research process on January 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Greenwood Library 209 A & B. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited, and registration is required. Please RSVP by December 15, 2017 using this link: .

This workshop will focus on teaching students how to find, evaluate, synthesize and use research sources to help them select research topics, design research questions/hypotheses, and develop comprehensive literature reviews. Faculty are asked to bring a current research-based assignment to revamp during the workshop. After discussing some of the challenges faculty face in teaching the research process, we will discuss effective instructional strategies and available resources.  In the afternoon, faculty will have the opportunity to revise their assignments and receive feedback from other workshop participants.

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

Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) Program

Deadline: October 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply for the Collegiate Undergraduate Research and Inquiry Opportunities (CURIO) program. CURIO student researchers engage in student-initiated research and submit a manuscript to an undergraduate, graduate or professional scholarly journal for publication.  The Spring Only Option runs during the spring semester.  Students receive a $1200 stipend and faculty mentors receive a $1500 stipend. The Spring-Through-Summer Option includes the spring semester, a 2-week virtual summer session and a 3-week summer writing retreat in residence. Students receive an $1800 stipend and faculty mentors receive a $2000 stipend. For more information and application form, follow this link:–departments/office-of-student-research/initiatives/curio/


How to Successfully Apply for Student Research Funding Workshop

November 2, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Maugans Prince Edward Room

Do you want to fund your undergraduate research project, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to increase your chances of getting funded by the Office of Student Research? Are you unsure if a topic in your major qualifies for student funding? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this workshop and learn what kinds of expenses are eligible for funding, how to clearly describe your project and other tips that increase your likelihood of submitting a successful application. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the two funding cycles in Spring 2018.  Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend the workshop, which will feature hot appetizers. Registration is free, but required. Please use the following link: . Participation is limited to the first 24 students who register, although additional sessions may be added if there is sufficient interest.

OSR is Back on the Blogs!!!

In order to make it easier for faculty and students to find the most current information from the Office of Student Research, we are once again posting information on Inquiry, the blog site for the Office of Student Research.