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Opportunities

Students interested in pursuing research, scholarly or creative activities, either on campus or off campus, should first review the information found on the the Steps to Take page.

Opportunities on campus largely come from faculty proposed projects. At times, students who have a well-crafted idea can work with a faculty member to determine if that can be developed into a research project. 

Off-campus opportunities, including fellowships and awards, can often be competitive, so it's important students start early in exploring options and consult with the Asher office and trusted faculty advisors as they craft their applications.

As students gain experience doing research on or off campus, they often wish to share their work by presenting at regional and national conferences. A list of DePauw conference opportunities and recent conferences that DePauw students have attended can be found on the conferences and symposia page.

Fellowships and awards that support post-graduate pursuits, including work and graduate study, often look favorably on students who have pursued undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities. Exploring these opportunities early, often in the sophomore or junior year, can help students develop a robust portfolio of scaffolded experiences that make them stronger applicants.

There are thousands of opportunities out there. Beyond what's listed in these pages, searchable databases and lists of opportunities that don't require US citizenship are available on the Other Resources page.