Research Toolkit

Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals

The largest part of application to research fellowship, awards, residencies, or field study programs is the research proposal. A well-crafted proposal can set your application apart. It's a genre unlike all others. This guide can assist your proposal writing process. 

Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals

Follow Your Curiosity Workshop

This workshop was developed by experienced undergraduate researchers and artists in the OUR. Here, they help peers discover the process of conducting independent scholarly or creative work at the University. They will discuss how to find faculty mentorship and resources to support self-directed projects at the University. Undergraduates generated the below materials for the benefit of other students on campus seeking undergraduate research opportunities. 

Fall 2018 Follow Your Curiosity
Workshop Materials

Receiving Course Credit

Undergraduates can receive course credit for research or creative work they conduct independently or with a faculty member. To receive course credit, make an appointment with an advisor in a Dietrich School academic department that most closely connects to your work. You may need to locate a faculty member to serve as an advisor on your term's work.