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.

  • Independent Study – Students have the opportunity to study a topic independently for credit under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • 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.
  • Fund Your Research – If the research experience you are participating in is unpaid, use these resources to explore funding options available to you.