Illinois Wesleyan
Undergraduate Research
the possibilities are endless
Explore Your World
Because we're an undergraduate-only university, we have numerous chances for students to become directly involved in research and creative opportunities without having to compete with graduate students. Students can conduct research with our renowned faculty, independently, or in the community. Those who participate in research find opportunities to present on campus, present to the broader scholarly community, and publish their work. Seniors who have excelled in their programs of study may pursue an in-depth project for research honors at graduation.
 Research Opportunities
 
University & Grant Funded Opportunities
University & Grant Funded Opportunities
Through generous donations from foundations, alumni, and friends of the University, IWU students have various opportunities to do paid research.
Conferences
Conferences
Every year, IWU hosts the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference and the Annual Undergraduate Human Rights Workshop. With guidance from faculty, some students also travel to off-campus conferences to present their research.
Journals
Journals
Student publications have long been a part of the undergraduate research and student life at Illinois Wesleyan. These provide opportunities for authorship, editorial work, and leadership.
Research Honors
Research Honors
Students who excel academically and cultivate mentoring relationships in their major departments are well-positioned to pursue a Research Honors project in their senior year.
Independent Research
Independent Research
You don't need to be a senior, an "A" student, or part of a sponsored program to participate in research. Curious students at all stages of their college careers find opportunities to be involved.  
Action Research Center
Action Research Center
The Action Research Center gives students the opportunity to work on projects in the community. It is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of innovative ideas that transform communities.
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