If you have students that are interested in research, but aren't sure how to mentor them through the process, there are several resources available on campus that can help get you and your students started.
- Research, Creativity & Community Involvement Conference: Takes place every April on the MSUB campus. All students are welcome, no matter the major, to participate in our celebration of student scholarship.
- 2020 NCUR Conference: Located in Bozeman, there will be funding available for students wanted to present at the Conference. Information about the funding competition will be released soon.
- Each semester, there are courses offered by MSUB with a research component. A list of these can be found here.
- Independent study enables students to explore topics of their own interests or to do research.
- Students who want to add a research element to a required course should contact the Honors Program to create a course contract and receive honors credit for their work.
Office of Research Compliance
- If your student(s) are planning to do any human subjects research, before they start any study, they must go through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.
- The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is available for any questions about federal guidelines affecting research studies.
- Internal grant opportunities, some of which include funding for student workers, can be found on this website through the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs.
There are many grants through private, state, and federal funders that provide monies to hire undergraduate student researchers. For more information and questions about how to fund your own project, please contact the Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs. Some common sources for funding are:
- NIH Supplements for Summer Undergraduate Research
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics
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