Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in conducting a service learning project? Want to get funding for a study abroad trip or travel to a conference? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider applying to either Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) or the Student Engagement Fund (SEF).
USOAR is a program that funds student-generated research projects, whether the study is conducted on campus, somewhere else in the U.S. or internationally. USOAR is open to students from all colleges, departments and majors. Students have between January 1 and December 31 to complete their USOAR project.
To apply, please visit niu.edu/engagedlearning/undergraduate-research/usoar/apply. All application materials are available online. The deadline to submit your proposal is Oct. 1, 2016. If selected, students have the opportunity to receive up to $2,500 to carry out their projects.
SEF is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to provide compensation or reimbursement for students and working on faculty-mentored research, artistry or service projects. Additionally, funding is available for CLAS students and faculty to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs, field schools and travel to conferences, competitions or group travel for a class activity. Students and faculty are both encouraged to apply.