Create Your Own Research Opportunity

Having trouble finding an open opportunity that matches your interests? Have a unique idea? Consider designing your own research opportunity with the help of these resources.

  • Lincus – Lincus is a search engine sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research that allows you to identify faculty around the university who are working on topics that interest you. Lincus allows you to run a keyword search on faculty expertise and see how research on a given subject crosses departments, schools, colleges, and campuses.
  • Tips for Connecting with Faculty – If you plan to reach out to a faculty member to inquire about a possible research opportunity, keep these helpful tips in mind!
  • Sample outreach email – When reaching out to a faculty member to inquire about a research opportunity with their project or lab, review these templates to ensure you are covering all key points.