IU Southeast encourages students to conduct research and provides several avenues of support for student research. These avenues include mentoring and financial support for students to conduct research, events and financial support for students to present research, and publications for students to publish and disseminate their research.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for student assistant grants, awarded each semester and during the summer for students to assist faculty with their research projects. Faculty/student working groups provide an additional opportunity for 2-4 student assistants to work on faculty research projects. For students interested in pursuing their own independent research projects, student research fellowships provide financial support for either undergraduate or graduate students to conduct their own research with faculty supervision.
IU Southeast celebrates scholarly achievement in our annual Student Conference and Showcase. This research conference typically features over 150 student presenters from majors and programs across campus. Each year, the campus also supports students presenting at the IU Undergraduate Research Conference alongside students from across IU campuses. In addition, the campus also provides travel funding for students to present research at larger state, regional, and national professional and academic conferences.
IU Southeast also publishes campus-wide student research journals, the Undergraduate Research Journal and Graduate Research Journal. These IUS journals are indexed in IU ScholarWorks so that they are searchable online and available to readers internationally.
Summary of Student Research & Creative Work Programs and Deadlines
|Student Travel Awards||Accepted any time|
|Student Research Fellowships||Fall & Spring: end of first week of semester
Summer: March 15
|Faculty/Student Working Groups Summer Fellowships||February 15|
|Small Grants to Students||Accepted any time|
|Student Conference: Celebrating Achievement||Abstract submission deadline: week after spring break|
Student Travel Awards
Provide partial travel funding for students who have the opportunity to participate in a professional meeting or academic conference. Funds are limited and awarded competitively by the Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. The Student Funding Review Request should be completed by the faculty sponsor. Note: The funding request will also route to the Student Affairs Office for possible funding there as well.
Student Research Fellowships
Four fellowships of $1,015 are awarded each semester (fall, spring, and summer) to allow students to carry out major independent projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may also apply for $500 in research supplies and equipment. Faculty mentors receive a $500 stipend. Applications for Student Research Fellowships are reviewed by the Research & Grants Committee.
Faculty/Student Working Group Fellowships
The purpose of the fellowships is to provide support for faculty working with 2 to 4 students on individual or joint research projects or creative work. Student research fellows receive a $1,015 research fellowship. View Guidelines for Faculty/Student Working Groups here. Applicants should complete the Internal Grant Application Cover Sheet. These applications are reviewed by the Research & Grants Committee.
Small Grants to Students
Limited funds are available for independent research and creative work conducted by a student with faculty supervision. Applications are reviewed by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Application format consists of a memo addressed to the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies detailing the project and the budgetary needs. Submit the memo to the Academic Affairs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Student Conference and Showcase
The annual IU Southeast Student Conference celebrates and promotes the excellent research and creative work conducted by IU Southeast students. The conference is held each year in the third week of April. Students apply to participate by submitting an abstract or project description. All IU Southeast students are eligible to participate.
IU Southeast hosts two research publications to showcase peer-reviewed student work. Consider publishing your research and scholarly activity in the Undergraduate Research Journal or Graduate Research Journal. Both journals are indexed in IU Southeast ScholarWorks.