Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

To learn more about available support for undergraduate researchers, such as the Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Awards, the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, and the Fund for Travel to Conferences, visit

University Libraries

For more information about our university libraries and the research support services they offer, visit

Honors College students may also contact library liaison Clayton Hayes at For more information, visit

To view the Undergraduate Research and Thesis Guide, visit

Wayne State Writing Center

The goal of the Writing Center is to help students from all departments become better writers through one-to-one work with a tutor. Tutors are specially trained to guide student writers and foster their independent exploration of writing strategies. The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring services both in-person by appointment or online. For more information, visit

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All research involving human participants must be approved by Wayne State University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before the research begins. For more information about ethics in research, necessary considerations when conducting research involving people or animals, and details about IRB policies and procedures, visit

For more information about the IRB, review the Handbook for Investigators: A Guide to the IRB and Human Research Protection Program at

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research provides a large range of resources for undergraduates. CUR hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers, the purpose of which is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high-quality students who are well prepared for research. For more information about CUR's resources, visit

Ethics CORE (Collaborative Online Resource Environment)

The Ethics CORE Digital Library is funded by The National Science Foundation with a mission to bring together information on best practices in research, ethics instruction and responding to ethical problems that arise in research and professional life. Ethics CORE will develop, gather, preserve and provide comprehensive access to resources related to professional and research ethics for many audiences. It will provide information and expertise for instructors who teach ethics, students with questions about research integrity, researchers and engineers who encounter ethical challenges in practice, administrators in universities and businesses who oversee ethics and compliance policies, scholars who conduct research on professional and research ethics, and others with questions or interests in these areas using a variety of tools including online presentations, courses, learning modules, animations, teaching materials, and more. For more information, visit


For more about service-learning opportunities, visit


ArtsCorpsDetroit is a community-based program at Wayne State University that offers service-learning courses and volunteer opportunities for students and others who want to help revitalize the urban community through the arts. ArtsCorpsDetroit is open to all WSU students and also invites participation from the Detroit community. To get involved or learn more, visit

Study Abroad

For more information on Wayne State's study abroad programs, visit