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Undergraduate Research

Dr. Alyssa Kiesow, Interim Coordinator


MeWaldt-Jensen 212

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-7707 
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Undergraduate Research at Northern

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. 

Current NSU students will find research resources and support on myNSU.


NSU Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum

This forum is a venue in which Northern undergraduates can present their research or scholarly activities. The most recent forum was held April 7, 2016, in the Round Room of Williams Library on the NSU campus.

2016 forum winners 

NSU Undergraduate Competitive Research Grant

Eligible undergraduate students are welcome to apply for a grant of up to $3,500 in support of an independent research project. This is a competitive program; no more than one grant will be awarded.

Qualified applicants will be required to provide a brief oral presentation to the NSU Proposal Review Committee. The grant recipient will present his or her scholarly activity as a poster at the Pierre Poster Session in early March in Pierre, S.D.

Applications for 2015-2016 are closed. The deadline for the 2017-2018 grant cycle will be Spring 2017. 

Information for applicants is available on myNSU. Learn more about grants and funding opportunities through the NSU Grants Office.

Undergraduate Internships and Research Opportunities

Northern shares and promotes internships and research opportunities, an important tool for NSU undergraduates. Details are available for current students on myNSU.