Northern Arizona University provides a wealth of
opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their education by
participating in research, creative, and scholarly activities. No matter what
your major, there is a project opportunity for
you and a way to fund it.
Our undergraduate students work closely with faculty who are
leaders in their field to conduct meaningful projects. Explore how you can get
involved—it’s easier than you might think and the rewards are well worth the
effort. Make an impressive addition to
your resume or portfolio and make a difference
in the world.
What is undergraduate research?
It is a process of scholarly inquiry and/or creative activity conducted
by undergraduate students, typically in collaboration with mentors, for the
purpose of examining, evaluating, creating, and sharing knowledge or works in ways
consistent with practices for their relevant discipline(s).
Click on each item below to get the latest information about these opportunities.Now Accepting Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC) Applications
Faculty Interns-to-Scholars (I2S) Intern Requests now being accepted
If you are excited about being involved in scholarly, creative, or research projects, we hope you'll consider applying to become a member of the Student Undergraduate Research Council (SURC), to help us promote these opportunities at NAU. More information is located on the SURC webpage
CUR free Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
Faculty requests for Fall 2013 interns are now being accepted by NAU's Interns-to-Scholars (I2S) program. Faculty working on scholarly, creative, or research projects that could benefit from the help of students who have less than 75 credit hours will be considered for support. Funding is quite limited; projects submitted by faculty who have not had an I2S student will be given priority.
More information about I2S is available on the program website.
Faculty Intern Request Deadline: June 15, 2013
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate
matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a
desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high
quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the
Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in the
fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities,
Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics,
Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies,
Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications,
Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science,
Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
Any undergraduate may go to the registration page
to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the
student or the student's home institution. Student information records
will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or Research
Programs that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or
companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes
will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact
students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory,
or to share information about their research programs and financial
Fund your research
There are many ways to obtain
funding while performing cutting-edge research. Explore one of these options:
- Interns-to-Scholars (I2S) Program Receive a stipend to assist faculty with scholarly,
creative, or research projects in any discipline.
- Hooper Undergraduate Research Award Receive funding for faculty-mentored, student-designed projects in any discipline.
- Student Travel Award Receive monetary support to help cover the costs for
undergraduates to represent Northern Arizona University by
competing or presenting at regional, national, or international conferences.