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Primary Sources: Using Government Documents

Event: October 14th, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

CSI General Body Meeting

Event: October 14th, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Call for Proposals: Faculty Curriculum Grants!-Deadline Extended

Deadline: October 15th, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.


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Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Research Grants

Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Undergraduate Research Grants are provided to encourage undergraduate students from all disciplines to participate in independent research and creative projects in collaboration with FAU faculty. NEW for Spring 2016- the February 15th deadline has been moved to April 15th for 2016 Summer/Fall funding.

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How to get started!

Melannie PinedaWe are so excited you are interested in getting involved in research and inquiry!  Here are a few ways to get you started:

  1. Come visit us in the office!  We are located in GS 209.  Any of our staff members would be happy to guide you!
  2. Review these documents for additional guidance:
  3. Join the Undergraduate Research & Inquiry Listserv
    • This listserv sends out periodic emails to interested students about upcoming undergraduate research and inquiry opportunities. If you would like to subscribe to this list, simply click Join the Listserv above!
  4. Attend an OURI Workshop!   Topics Include:
    • How to get Started in Research
    • Research Ethics
    • Preparing for graduate school
    • Creating an oral or poster presentation
    • Writing a Manuscript
    • and more!
  5. Join the  Council for Scholarship and Inquiry , registered student organization at FAU.
  6. Make an appointment with a  peer mentor , all are active researchers! Or share your research experience and become a mentor!
  7. Register for the  Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR)
    • Obtain a FREE membership to the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). All FAU faculty, staff and students now have access to free membership. To become a member begin by logging into myfau.fau.edu. Next, click on the "Student" tab, and follow the instructions to apply for membership.

Get Prepared!

There are a variety of course based opportunities in the different colleges. Some key ones are listed below:

FAU Opportunities

  • Honors in the Major:  Look for Honors programs within your discipline! Take research enriched courses and enhance your research and inquiry skills. 
  • Direct Independent Study (DIS):  Register for a DIS within your major. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members and also receive college credit.
  • Research enriched Courses:  The Distinction through Discovery supports faculty interested in integrating research and inquiry into the curriculum.  We provide a list of those courses and programs which are supported.  Courses supported by the Curriculum Grants Program.
  • Other College Specific Opportunities:  Consult with a faculty member and review the department website to learn more about additional opportunities. There may be additional internships, fellowships, and other opportunities available.

Summer Curricular Based Internship Opportunities

  • Semester by the Sea 2014  
    • Spend a “Semester by the Sea” (SBTS) at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, Florida on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America. 
  • FAU Jupiter Summer Science Experience 
    • The Jupiter Life Science Experience is an opportunity for students to enhance their education in the life sciences and research in the areas of neuroscience, cell and molecular biology and biotechnology while building partnerships with local research institutions and biotechnology companies.

Benefits of Participating in Undergraduate Research: Resources

The Benefits of Undergraduate Research: The Student’s Perspective- Penn State

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