Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

六合彩开奖数据 Michigan University has a strong tradition of providing undergraduate and graduate students with mentored research and creative activity experiences. Students work alongside faculty on scholarly activities in the laboratory, classroom, field and studio. WMU also offers opportunities for students to apply for grants to subsidize their engagement in scholarly activities.

Opportunities for students

Research Funding

Internal and External funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Dissemination opportunities

鈥擜 listing of publications that accept submissions from undergraduate students.

鈥擜聽peer-reviewed publication of the Graduate Student Association at 六合彩开奖数据 Michigan University. Acceptable submissions include research articles from any discipline, book reviews, letters to the editor, artwork, short stories, and poems.聽In recognition of excellent work by graduate students,聽The Hilltop Review聽offers a $500 first prize, $250 second prize, and $150 third prize for best research articles; $250 to the best piece of artwork; and $250 for the best piece of creative writing. Deadline for submission is Oct. 12.

Research opportunities

Undergraduate students may apply for research opportunities as early as their sophomore year. Funding opportunities are available through the Undergraduate Research Excellence Award, Lee Honors College and some of the other academic colleges.听听

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Student Opportunity Centeraccess to over 8,000 opportunities, across the country and right here on campus, related to research and creative scholarship.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Excellence Award鈥攗ndergraduate students at WMU have the opportunities to pursue projects with faculty or staff members on campus.

Lee Honors College鈥拦esources available through Lee Honors College.听听

Graduate College鈥撵or Graduate students, several of WMU鈥檚 colleges, including the Graduate College, provide research opportunities and support for graduate students. Students should contact both the Graduate College and their primary advisor to identify specific opportunities within their field

鈥攗ndergraduate research has become an important pedagogy for teaching and engaging undergraduate students as well as revitalizing the curriculum. The Council on Undergraduate Research and its affiliate schools provide undergraduate research opportunities to enhance faculty members鈥 teaching and contribution to society as well as increase students鈥 academic and professional success. The council offers publications and outreach services to support student and faculty researchers.

Undergraduate honors thesis

It鈥檚 never too early to start thinking about a thesis topic, but preparation should begin no later than the start of a student鈥檚 junior year.

Webinars and Information

  • 鈥擯ublished by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 鈥擳his handout includes tips for securing funds for graduate studies.
  • 鈥擳his webinar recording is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the recording and associated professional-development handouts.
  • 鈥擲tudents are often nervous to approach faculty members and other mentors for letters of recommendation. This handout helps prepare undergraduate students to get strong letters for their graduate application packages.
  • 鈥擜ddresses critical gaps in intellectual property with its library of free resources.
  • 鈥擳his collection of handouts helps students understand the graduate school application process and provides tips and strategies for finding suitable programs and completing successful applications.
  • featuring guest speakers from the NSF and EPA鈥擳his webinar recording features Dr. Joerg Schlatterer, of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Dr. Brandon Jones, with EPA fellowship programs. This is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the webinar recording and associated professional-development handouts.