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Undergraduate Research

Get Research Experience…and get paid or course credit
For more information, please contact Liza Weinstein, l.weinstein@neu.edu

Spring 2016: Undergraduate Research Funding, Course Credit, and Presentation Venues
For more information, please contact Liza Weinstein, l.weinstein@neu.edu

Undergraduate Research Initiative
Application due on March 15th

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) encourages undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to carry out research and other creative activities in collaboration with, or under the close supervision of, faculty members with relevant research expertise. With the support of this fund, the College aims to help undergraduate students develop or enhance research competencies, including formulating research questions, developing a theoretical framework, defining the scope of a project and writing a proposal, developing a literature review, collecting data, conducting analysis, and writing up results

Provost’s Office’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Awards
Application due on February 29th for Summer Funding

The Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Awards offer financial and academic support to Northeastern students seeking to conduct original projects of their own design. The goal of the program is to encourage students representing a wide range of majors/disciplines to carry out both early and advanced independent research and creative endeavors under the mentorship of Northeastern faculty members. You will be informed of the selection committee’s decision by the end of November.

SOCL/ANTH 2991: Research Practicum for credit (2-4 credits)
Sign up during registration week to take this for Fall 2016. For information see the “course catalog” in myNEU or inquire with Liza Weinstein.

SOCL/ANTH 2991 is a course designed for students who are interested in engaging in independent or group research under the supervision of a faculty member. Registering for this course offers students an opportunity to learn basic research methods within Sociology and/or Anthropology. In order to enroll in this class, you must be Sophomore standing or higher and have permission and collaboration from an instructor.

Research experience work-study
Hired at the beginning of each semester

If you qualify for work-study through your financial aid package, you may use the work-study money to work as a research assistant for a professor. Work study-eligible students can apply directly to the Sociology & Anthropology Department. If arrangements have been made to work with a particular faculty member, the department can allocated work study resources accordingly.

Research co-ops with a faculty member, paid or unpaid, full- or part-time
Due dates follow the normal CO-OP schedule

You can fulfill your CO-OP experience by conducting research for a faculty member at Northeastern or elsewhere either domestically or abroad. Seek out a professor who is working on a topic that you are qualified to and interested in assisting with. Draft up a plan for how you can contribute to their research and what the outcome will be. Then present the plan to Lisa Worsch for her approval.

Forums for Presenting or Publishing Research

Undergraduate Research Forum, March 22, 2016.
Application are due on February 15, 2016.

CSSH is inviting undergraduates to submit a proposal to present at the annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Any undergraduate CSSH student who has conducted original research independently or in collaboration with a faculty member is eligible to participate. Presentations will be 10 minutes long and presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their work with the audience.

RISE, April 7, 2016

Each year, in an effort to support Northeastern University’s commitment to use-inspired research and solution focused innovation, hundreds of students and faculty members embark on an exciting opportunity to showcase the research and innovative thinking of the Northeastern community at the Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE). 

Undergraduate Research Journal, information

A new CSSH journal is in formation as a platform for publishing new research in the social sciences and humanities conducted and written by undergraduate students. The new journal will be an entirely student run operation, with the editors, editorial board, and reviewers comprised entirely of undergraduate students. For more information, please contact Professor Chris Parsons at c.parsons@neu.edu.