Undergraduate research is breaking new paths in knowledge and insight at Northern. Student researchers are active in the schools of Fine Arts, Business, and Education, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences.
Some students are working on Honors projects to fulfill the requirements of an honoribus degree; others conduct independent study or research activities to enrich learning.
If you know of undergraduate internship or research opportunities in your field, please contact Dr. Alyssa Kiesow
Annual Undergraduate Research Competition
NSU holds an online competition to select the best undergraduate research or scholarly activity. The winner presents their research or scholarly activity at the Pierre Poster Session in Pierre, S.D.
The winner has an opportunity to represent NSU before members of the South Dakota Legislature in Pierre and meet South Dakota's governor, state senators and representatives.
NSU Undergraduate Research Forum
This forum is a venue in which Northern undergraduates can present their research or scholarly activities. The next forum will be in April 2016 in the Round Room of Williams Library on the NSU campus. Forum Details
NSU Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant
Three undergraduate research grants are available through NSU's annual Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant program.
Eligible undergraduate students are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 in support of an independent research project. This is a competitive program; no more than three grants will be awarded. Qualified applicants will be required to provide a brief oral presentation to the NSU Proposal Review Committee.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are closed.
Undergraduate Internships and Research Opportunities
Internships and research opportunities are an important tool for NSU undergraduates. Learn more at the links below.
Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
Darling Marine Center Internships and Summer Experiences
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at North Dakota State University
Stanford School of Medicine
University of California San Diego
University of Texas Austin
Iowa State University (Vet)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Research Experiences for Undergraduates