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Undergraduate Research


Many people believe that university research is for faculty and graduate students. We know that undergraduate students have exciting ideas that are worth researching, and we're providing many opportunities for them to do so! Whether you are an incoming freshman, a senior or somewhere in between, you can benefit from exciting opportunities to perform research on campus, in the community and even in another country. You can chose to work alone, in groups or assist an instructor with a project.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We encourage you to read about what exactly is undergraduate research and why it is important. Then take a look at all of the programs we offer for you to get involved on research projects and showcase your important work:

Get started with research as a freshman

Continue research as an upperclassmen

Research benefits everyone. Be a part of our programs and make a meaningful difference.


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Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Altgeld Hall 100

815-753-8154
engage@niu.edu

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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.