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On Tuesday, April 14th, an informational session for undergraduate and PlusOne students was held to provide an update on general avenues to pursue research, including information on The David A. Radivonyk Fund for Student Research in Economics.

Link to powerpoint slides

ECON 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. May be repeated without limit.


 *SEE HONORS INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER INFO.  
ECON 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. 4 Hours.

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. May be repeated without limit.

*SEE HONORS INSTRUCTIONS FOR FURTHER INFO.

ECON 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.


ECON 4991 (or INSH) Registration Instructions

  1. Identify a topic of interest, which must be in the economics field.
  2. Identify a professor to work with, who must be an Econ professor.
  3. Develop a research plan and determine the appropriate course. 
  4. Get approval from the professor and Department (Undergraduate Program Director).
  5. Register via MyNortheastern à Registrar Forms à Individual Instruction form

The David A. Radivonyk Fund for Student Research in Economics

  • The Radivonyk Fund is intended to support undergraduate and PlusOne research in the economics department.
  • Deadlines are on the late side (April 30 for Summer; notifications 1 week later), and applications are relatively simple/straightforward
  • Key goal is the initiation of research collaborations between students and faculty which turn into applications to college URI awards and university PEAK awards

Applying to the Economics Department Radivonyk Fund

Faculty member and student prepare a joint proposal comprising:

  • 1 page of narrative (single spaced, 12-point font) of
    • Description of research project
    • Tasks to be completed by student
    • Details of faculty supervisory role (important)
    • Deliverables (strongly suggested that deliverables include a plan to apply to the university PEAK awards in a later semester)
  • Budget, where funding can be used to pay stipend or buy data/supplies
  • Proposal should be signed by student and faculty member, and emailed to the committee via Katie Thorp (k.thorp@northeastern.edu)
  • Deadline is April 30 for Summer 1 (April 30 also priority deadline for Summer 2)