About

At Roosevelt University, students ask significant questions. They seek answers through research and creative endeavors, and share and apply their knowledge in ways that actualize the university’s mission of creating socially conscious citizens. At Roosevelt, we encourage engagement in research and creative mission-related scholarship from the moment you arrive on campus.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) believes that inquiry, discovery, and creative scholarship are central to students’ academic and personal growth, as well as their intellectual development. We seek to cultivate a vibrant community of learners from across the university, as the student body’s engagement in knowledge creation is transformative for the university community as a whole. The OSR seeks to nurture and encourage students to transform their academic experiences under the mentorship of Roosevelt faculty by expanding opportunities for students that facilitate, support, fund, and recognize student research and mission-related creative and scholarly projects. Through the OSR’s fellowship and learning academies, we aim to foster students’ disciplinary competencies as well as various transferable skills, including leadership, collaboration, active learning, critical thinking, intellectual independence, and creative problem solving.

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Short Orientation Workshops & Extended Design Workshops

We offer workshops that allow students to build knowledge and familiarity with research techniques--and create different research projects and proposals-- through workshops targeting students at different levels. Short orientation workshops, each a series, are designed to build students' familiarity with research, more generally, and research within each discipline.

Extended workshops will be offered to offer students a period of time when they can receive directed  and dedicated time to completing a research project proposal. Workshops will provide instructions and coaching through each section of the proposal.

ORIENTATION LEVEL 1: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

  • What does research entail? What are examples of research and creative scholarship projects? How does this vary by discipline?
  • Spring 2019 Workshops: Developing a Research Question. Register here 
  • Questions? Email: osr@roosevelt.edu

ORIENTATION LEVEL 2: RESEARCH TOOLS AND RESOURCES

  • More information to come!

ORIENTATION LEVEL 3: EXTENDED DESIGN WORKSHOP

  • This workshop is an intensive, 3-5 day opportunity to build a research proposal. Students who apply for this workshop should already have research experience, generally, as well as a particular topic in mind. 
  • First workshop, spring 2019: May 2019. Interested? Contact us/register here. 

Methods Curriculum & Certificate Program

  • More information to come

Funding and support

The Office of Student Research offers financial and academic support to help students interested in developing and executing research and mission-related creative and scholarly projects. OSR initiatives support students at each stage of the research process, from connecting with mentors and securing funding, to gaining research skills, to sharing results with the Roosevelt University community and beyond. The OSR also provides professional development, graduate school preparation resources, and information on nationally competitive summer programs and fellowships.

  • Community-based Research Fellowships (Year-round applications, availability based on funding/project)
  • Available to all Roosevelt University students who wish to conduct applied, collaborative, community-based research. Students awarded these fellowships will join existing university-community collaborative projects, working as part of a team. Please go to Career Central to look for current opportunities.

Student Research Fellowships: Fellowship application funding deadline (for late Fall 2019/Spring 2020) is September 30, 2019.

  • Exploratory Research and Scholarship Fellowships (up to $1,000)
  • Available to all Roosevelt University students, especially first- and second-year undergraduate students, to begin research and creative scholarship early in their studies.
  • To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and expectations download the complete pdf guide
  • Advanced Research and Scholarship Fellowships (up to $2,000)
  • Available to all Roosevelt University students, especially third- and fourth-year undergraduate students and recent transfer students, to conduct advanced research and complete creative scholarship. Several fellowships are reserved for graduate students who wish to conduct research early in their studies. Fellowships will not fund thesis completion. 
  • To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and expectations download the complete pdf guide