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Pursuing research at the university level makes our students knowledge creators and develops their teamwork skills; and the discipline of mind that research requires is one of the best ways to learn to think critically.

With more than 30 interdisciplinary research centers and nearly 1,100 full-time faculty collaborating on basic and applied research in the United States and around the globe, Northeastern offers countless opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning to the process of discovery: through honors projects, co-op and study abroad experiences, and a mix of university- and college-sponsored programs.

 

Undergraduate Student Research Resources:

To learn more about how to apply for a Provost Research Grant, click here.

To learn more about how to apply for other funding, click here.

Examples of Human Services Student Research Topics

Northeastern University Global Health Initiative 
Stephanie Stumbur Bouvé ‘20; Kritika Singh COE ‘20; Francesca Giorgianni CSSH ‘21; Adriell Louis CCIS ‘20
Faculty Mentor:  Rebecca Riccio, Director of Social Impact Lab and Faculty of Human Services Program (Provost Grant 2017-2018)
Project Description: This project seeks to develop and implement an interdisciplinary conference aimed at uniting students, faculty, and world-experts to encourage discourse about global health, workshop ideas for direct action, and present relevant research.

Gemma Bonfiglioli; International Affairs and Human Services, The Other Side:  What Community Partners and Members Gain, Lose and Learn from Campus Collaboration.”
Faculty Mentor: Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (College of Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduate Research Initiative Award and Provost Grant, 2013-14)

Margarita Limcaoco; International Affairs, minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Business Administration. “Education to Experience: Social Entrepreneurship in Ghana.”  
Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Riccio, Director of Social Impact Lab and Faculty of Human Services Program.  (Provost Grant, 2013-14)

Alyssa Britt; Sociology, “Contested Spaces: Homelessness and Public Libraries.”
Faculty Mentor: Silvia Dominguez (Provost Grant, 2013-14

Molly Hagan; International Affairs and Human Services, “Microcredit in San Jose Villanueva: a case study of Mentores and its clients.”
Faculty Mentor: Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (Provost Grant, 2010-11)

Krupa Asher; International Affairs and Human Services, The effects of social change through Peace Games curriculum on the students in Bangalore.”
Faculty Mentor: Professor Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (Provost Grant, 2009-10)

Kay Beach, International Affairs/History, “Uganda Community Assessment.”
Faculty Mentor: Professor Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (Provost Grant, 2009-10)

Lauren Taylor; International Affairs and Human Services, “Efficiency of PEPFAR funding in South Africa.”
Faculty Mentor: Professor Dennis Shaughnessy (Provost Grant, 2009-10)

Alexander Wright; Economics/International Affairs, “Uganda Community Assessment.”
Faculty Mentor: Professor Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (Provost Grant, 2009-10)

Scarlett Trillia; Human Services, “Why women participate in social movements: a case study of women’s cooperatives in reforming Argentina.”
Faculty Mentor: Professor Lori Gardinier, Director of Human Services Program (Provost Grant, 2008-09)