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Common Questions

Here are answers to a few of the questions we hear most often.

Is undergraduate research only for students in the sciences?

Can I do research in the sciences without being a Science Research Fellow (SRF)?

Can I do research as a first-year student?

Am I only allowed to do research in my major?

Can research be done in the summer as well as during the academic year?

Can I get credit for doing research?

Are there funds to help me attend conferences?

Do I need to apply to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) when I perform research with human participants?

May I conduct research with a faculty member on a voluntary basis, without receiving credit or payment?