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Common Questions

Here are answers to a few of the questions we hear most often. Can't find the answer you're looking for? Submit your question directly to us!

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?