Undergraduate Research Initiative
What is the Undergraduate Research Initiative?
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.
How can I use the URI for undergraduate research?
Support can be used for a variety of activities including the purchase of data or software, trips to archives, library cards, preparation of materials for presentation, etc. Under certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to award students funding for their work. Students must conduct research with or under the supervision of a faculty member; however, that faculty member need not be in the student’s home department, program or school.
How do I apply for URI support?
There are three funding cycles: March 15 for funding beginning Summer and Fall semesters; July 31 for funding beginning Fall semester; and October 31 for funding beginning Spring semester. Visit the URI application page and complete the online application form by the deadline for the cycle for which you are interested.
Past URI award recipients
|Student||Major||Faculty Sponsor||Project Title||Semester|
|Laura Packard||English||Ryan Cordell||The Literary Adpocalypse: Understanding Advertisers’ Target Market in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals.”||Spring 2019|
|Caroline Smith||English||Erika Boeckeler||“Uncovering the Role of Female Printers in Early Modern England.”||Spring 2019|
|Katrina Haase||International Affairs||José Buscaglia||“Political Implications of US Cultural Diplomacy in Cuba.”||Fall 2018|
|Connor Hamill||Political Science||Erika Boeckeler||“Music in the Text: What Music Can Reveal about Northeastern’s Only Medieval Manuscript.”||Fall 2018|
|Morgan Hines||Biology and English||Nicole Aljoe||“Representations of Health, Occupation, and Location in Early African-American Slave Narratives.”||Fall 2018|
|John (Jack) Lovett||History and Political Science||Gretchen Heefner||“Backlash in Boston: Louise Day Hicks and Urban White Ethnic Conservatism in the North.”||Spring 2018|
|Jackson Reimer||Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics||Angela Kilby||“Perceptions of Medication Assisted Treatment: Evidence from the r/Opiates Forum.”||Spring 2018|
|Meghan Jones||History||Erika Boeckeler||Medieval Music in Northeastern University’s Dragon Prayer Book||Fall 2017|
|Neiha Lasharie||Political Science/International Affairs||Julie Gary||The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis and Sex Trafficking Policy in the European Union||Fall 2017|
|Laura Packard||English||Erika Boeckeler||Medieval Music in Northeastern University’s Dragon Prayer Book||Fall 2017|
|Laura Packard||English||Erika Boeckeler||Accessible Archives: Digitizing Northeastern's Only Medieval Manuscript||Summer 2016|
|Irem Girmen||International Affairs||Len Albright||Looking for our Neighbors: An Evaluation Study of the Relationship between Northeastern University and the Roxbury Community||Summer 2016|
|Taylor Holland||International Affairs and History||Liza Weinstein||Lessons From a Year of Activism: Reflecting on the Rhodes Must Fall Student Movement||Summer 2016|
|Taryn Koury||Criminal Justice||Natasha Frost||Emotional and Behavioral Effects of Stress on Correctional Officers||Summer 2016|
|Alexis Bond||English||Erika Boeckeler||Objects as Texts: The Archival Search for Inscribed Objects from 1500-1700||Summer 2016|
|Kimberly Dacorogna||English||Kathleen Kelly||Thoreau Drawings Project||Summer 2016|
|Jane Rudy||Political Science and International Affairs||Philip D'Agati||Examining the ICTY to Evaluate Criticisms of Anti-Serb Bias||Summer 2016|
|Madeline Seibert||International Affairs and Environmental Science||Chris Bosso||Pre-Consumer Food Supply Chain Food Waste in China: Current Situation and Potential Solutions||Summer 2016|
|Anna Smith||English/Graphic and Information Design||Erika Boeckeler||Accessible Archives: Digitizing Northeastern’s Only Medieval Manuscript||Summer 2016|
|Nolan Tesis||English||Nicole Aljoe||Behind The Veil: Uncovering the History of Black Gay Literature||Summer 2016|
|Pavitra Chari||Political Science/Economics||Kirsten Rodine-Hardy||Small Technology in Big Countries||Spring 2016, Summer 2016|
|Brenna Murdock||Criminal Justice||Jacob Stowell||Coming Home, Staying Home: An Analysis of the Effect of Immigration on Community Levels of Recidivism||Spring 2016|
|Elena Chace||Human Services and Criminal Justice||Gia Barboza||Association of Discrimination-Related Trauma with Suicide Risk Among Transgendered Adults||Spring 2016|
|Bailey Kilkuskie||Criminal Justice||Jacob Stowell||Sexual Assault on Boston Area Campuses: Crime Rates and Student Perceptions||Spring 2016|
|Farhana Hussain||International Affairs||Denis Sullivan||Between Scylla and Charybdis: Dilemmas of Instituting a National Guard in Iraq||Spring 2016|
|Sneha Pandya||English||Bonnie TuSmith||Mapping Trends in Indian-American Literatures||Spring 2016|
|Nicholas D'Amore||English||Kathleen Kelly||“A pencil is the best of eyes”: Thoreau’s Drawings||Fall 2015|
|Haley Emerson||History||Janet Randall||Plain English Jury Instruction Project: MTurk Study, Final Phase||Fall 2015|
|Morgan Adderley||International Affairs||Nicole Aljoe||Representations of the Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean||Fall 2015|
|Alison Campbell||Political Science and International Affairs||Natalie Bormann||The Politics of Memory and Ethics of Representation in Post-Genocide Rwanda||Fall 2015|
|Maisam A. Alahmed||International Affairs||Denise Garcia||Landmine Victim Assistance||Summer 2015|
|Gemma Bonfiglioli||International Affairs and Human Services||Lori Gardinier||Peer-to-Peer Cross Cultural Project-Based Community Engagement||Summer 2015|
|Pavel Zubov||International Affairs||Nina Sylvanus||Africa Made in China||Spring 2015|
|Joanne Afornalli||English||Ryan Cordell||Our Marathon||Spring 2015|
|Alison Campbell||Political Science and International Affairs||Gia Barboza||The Road to Opportunities: Creating Horizontal and Vertical Pathways through Partnerships for Disconnected Youth||Spring 2015|
|Alana Dore||English and Linguistics||Janet Randall||Plain English Jury Instruction Project MTURK Study||Spring 2015|
|Emily Barton||Sociology and Cultural Anthropology||Linda Blum||What is Neurodiversity? Exploring How an Online Discourse Counters Stigma||Spring 2015|
|Abdul Hafiz||International Affairs and Political Science||William Miles||Hausa Diaspora in West Africa||Spring 2015|