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Research, one of the four pillars of the Honors College, is an important component of your undergraduate academic experience. To support our Honors students in their research endeavors, Research@Honors hosts workshops and lectures on topics related to the elements of the research process, provides support to students who choose to design their own research project based on their unique interests, and promotes in-house and national opportunities for undergraduate researchers such as research conferences, internships, and fellowship opportunities. As our office grows, we will also work with faculty and community partners to develop standing community-based research projects for Honors students that bridge service and research. We also hope to highlight successful student research projects and use them as examples to help inspire other students to develop research projects of their own.


Apply for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate research "RISE" scholarships.

The scholarship will fund  4-6 students to conduct research in summer and fall this year. The amounts will be $1,500-$3,000 per student.
The application form can be found at http://forms.wayne.edu/56c49b52ebce9

Applications require that the student is a current CLAS major. Applications should include a short description of the project, a short budget, and a support letter (1 page) from the research mentor.

The application deadline is March 28.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Awards

Click here to find the 2016 Spring/Summer-Fall Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Conference application.

Deadline to submit applications: Mar 25, 2016

Check this page for Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Awards information for Winter - Spring/Summer 2016 .

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Check out the latest information on NIST (National Institure of Standards and Technology) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2016 program posted here.

Listen to the webinar here.

Several Honors students' research projects chosen to receive Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Awards

Congratulations to all undergraduate researchers selected to receive the Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects award for Winter-Spring/Summer 2016!

          Click here to access the complete Award Announcement from UROP.

The award funding will help these students to complete faculty-mentored research and creative projects and gain valuable experience in the process. We wish you all the best of luck in your research and creative pursuits!

Important upcoming events for Undergraduate Researchers!!

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2016

The 2016 national conference will be held April 7-9, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Online submissions open on Oct. 5, 2015. Visit the conference website for conference information and to submit your application. UROP anticipates being able to provide significant funding to offset the travel costs of any undergraduate student accepted to present at this conference.

Deadline to submit applications and abstracts: Dec. 2, 2015

Need assistance with library research? Visit our Honors Librarian during open office hours!

Contact our Honors Librarian, Judith Arnold for your research projects. Call Judith Arnold for an appointment at 313-577-8368 or email: judith.arnold@wayne.edu.

Check out these very informative web-published materials to learn more on importance of research and mentorship experience during undergraduate years

Visit The Student Blog and read this article on Mentorship as the most important undergraduate research experience.

Read this news article pertaining to Undergraduate Medical Research to learn about the benefits of engaging in research during undergraduate studies.

New! Check out our list of research-related coursework to help you plan your schedule for next semester

Research@Honors is collecting information from departments around campus about research-related coursework available to undergraduates. If you are interested in a particular research method or want to participate in a class that offers hands-on research experience, browse the list for options that appeal to you or talk to your department advisor about other research-related course options. To view the list of Research Courses, click this link. To view a list of Research Opportunities click here.

Complete our survey to help us develop better ways to serve you!

The newly established Research@Honors initiative encourages Honors students to engage in research and mentored creative projects, and offers support to students throughout the research process. To best serve our student researchers and creators, we need your feedback. Whether you have previously participated in research or not, we value your opinions! Please complete our Research@Honors Exploratory Survey to help us understand what types of support our students would find most useful.

This survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential unless otherwise stated, and the insights you provide will inform the development of valuable resources and services to support the research of your fellow students.

Take our Research@Honors survey