In the philosophy department, there are several types of research opportunities, including:
Philosophy projects are often interdisciplinary in nature, and may include creative projects as well as traditional research papers.
You may wish to pursue undergraduate research in order to:
If you develop a successful research proposal, you may be paid for your work: up to $1,000!
Undergraduate research has obvious benefits if you plan to attend graduate school; you will gain:
If you are not planning to attend graduate school, undergraduate research has tangible benefits as well: By working on a research project, you will:
If your grant proposal is successful, you will be paid to do your research! Doesn't working on a meaningful research project sound better than 138 hours of work at minimum wage?
To get started with a research or creative project, talk to your advisor or one of our faculty members. When you meet to discuss your interest in undergraduate research, you should have a good idea of what you would like to work on - either an old paper or a new idea that you've been thinking about. From here, your faculty member can let you know if your project is viable, and if it is, he or she can assist you through the process of developing a project proposal and applying for a research grant.
To have your project considered for a Spring 2015 research grant through the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grants Program, proposals are due on October 14, 2014.