How to Apply



The 2018-19 Research Rookies application is now open!

In order to apply for the Research Rookies Program, you must sign into AcademicWorks and complete a general application. Once you have completed the general application, you may then apply for research rookies. Preview the application or view application examples.

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 cohort is July 15, 2018, with decisions being emailed by Friday, July 20. Interviews for selected applicants will be held on Thursday, July 26th and Friday July 27th from 1-3pm on NIU's campus. Final decisions will be determined that following week.

Interested in the Research Rookies, but not sure about your topic? To find more information about the 2017-18 Research Rookies, view their student profiles.

Apply Today

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Altgeld Hall 100


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