Northern Illinois University offers Undergraduate Research Funding to current undergraduate students through several different programs of the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. (OSEEL).
Many NIU History Majors and Minors have won funding in the past to support their research projects related to HIST 495 Senior Capstone and other History courses.
If you are interested in competing for undergraduate research funding, feel free to contact me via email to discuss your research project prior to submitting your application.
Here is the announcement from NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning about undergraduate research funding:
Funding for Summer/Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Projects Available
Applications for the summer/fall 2022 Student Engagement Fund (SEF) and Research, Engagement and Academic Diversity (READ) Grant are currently being accepted and have a due date of Monday, March 21. SEF and READ support projects that consist of undergraduate students working on faculty-mentored research, community-based projects and projects focused on social justice and diversity. Student and faculty submissions are considered.
Recipients of the funds are provided financial support of up to $2,500 for research-related expenses including project supplies and conference registration (for the student). Additionally, students working on the project are eligible for up to $1,200 in compensation for their work as an undergraduate research assistant.
Open to all colleges. Visit OSEEL.niu.edu for more information and to apply.