Opportunities for research, scholarly, and creative activities
Research is not just for graduate students and faculty. It’s not just for scholars in the sciences either.
Join one of the many undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University getting involved in creative, scholarly, or research projects. Seize the chance to build your resume or portfolio for graduate school and beyond while working with renowned faculty.
Northern Arizona University is home to a number of labs and institutes that support undergraduate research. Additionally, each college of study offers several opportunities for students to conduct research, including:
- research courses
- field programs
- study sites
Colorado Plateau Analytical Labs Accordion Closed
Sedimentary Records of Environmental Change Laboratory
The Sedimentary Records of Environmental Change Laboratory invites undergraduate science majors to pursue paid research projects aimed at interpreting past environmental changes by analyzing the stratigraphic changes in various physical and biological properties of lake sediment sampled in cores from Alaskan lakes.
The Amino Acid Geochronology Laboratory
The Amino Acid Geochronology Laboratory invites undergraduate science majors to pursue paid research projects aimed at determining the ages of fossils by analyzing their amino acid content. The technique is used to solve a variety of research questions that require information about the age of prehistoric materials.
Center for American Indian Resilience Accordion Closed
The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) promotes health and resilience by examining the role of traditional knowledge and cultural strategies in teaching health behaviors.
Center for Ecosystem Science and Society Accordion Closed
The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) conducts research on how ecosystems respond to and shape environmental change
Center for Health Equity Research Accordion Closed
The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is working to end health disparities regionally, nationally, and internationally, by engaging researchers, healthcare providers, and communities in research that is culturally relevant and respectful.
Ecological Restoration Institute Accordion Closed
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) engages in research on forest fire recovery and watershed management, and collaboratively plans and implements forest restoration treatments.
Family Violence Institute (FVI) Accordion Closed
The Family Violence Institute (FVI) provides a forum for research, scholarship, education, and public policy work addressing family violence.
Institute for Human Development Accordion Closed
The Institute for Human Development (IHD) carries out research and training on developmental disabilities and fosters the public’s appreciation and value of individuals with disabilities.
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Accordion Closed
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) works with tribal governments to support environmental protection of Native American natural resources.
Landscape Conservation Initiative Accordion Closed
The Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) creates new solutions to environmental challenges through applied biological science, collaborative planning, and field-based educational experiences.
Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research Accordion Closed
The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) promotes cross-disciplinary research and education to understand critical environmental processes and the implications of environmental changes.
Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention Accordion Closed
The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (PNACP) develops cancer-related research capacity at NAU, seeking to alleviate disparities caused by cancer in Native American communities.
Pathogen and Microbiome Institute Accordion Closed
The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) research focuses on understanding pathogens that affect humans and wildlife.