Think critically and discover your world

As an Honors Scholar, you have unique access and opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research with faculty.

Research includes any scholarly or artistic activity that leads to the production of new knowledge, increased problem solving capabilities including design and analysis, original critical or historical theory and interpretation, or the production of art or artistic performance.

The benefits of undergraduate research are as vast as the topics available to you. You'll have experience working with faculty, excellent preparation for graduate or professional school, and a proven track record of project management for the workforce.

Additional research opportunities are offered at the department level. Contact your department for more information.

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[Sarah speaks: What I love about the Honors College is they interact with all the different disciplines, so they know more. They might know something that you don’t know about research opportunity events where you can present your research. Doing research as an undergraduate student is really cool, because most students at universities don’t have this opportunity before they get to their graduate year. I actually started the summer of my freshman year through the LSAMP program. 

A lot of it has to do with the honors lounge itself. You can come here, you can study, you can hang out with friends, you can eat lunch (we have a little kitchen area), so it’s very homey-like. It’s honestly the warmest place on campus, especially during the winter months. You come in here to warm up. Just all of the advisors are really friendly. They all know you by name. You can stop by if you have a question any time. It’s, yeah, it’s a really welcoming atmosphere.]

Sarah Scott explains how the IUPUI Honors College has helped her find opportunities for undergraduate research.

Find the research opportunity that's right for you:

IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Connect with faculty mentors in undergraduate research projects. This program is capped by the annual IUPUI Undergraduate Research Symposium, which honors top student researcher-scholars and explores their work.

Explore the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

IUPUI UROP Fellows Summer Program

Spend your summer doing research or artistic activities in any discipline. Open to full-time undergraduate students.

Participate in the UROP Fellows Summer Program

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. This program gives students firsthand exposure to graduate school and faculty life.

Explore the Summer Research Opportunity Program

The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute

Participate in team research covering more than one discipline. In this program, teams of student scholars partner with teams of research mentors to foster inter- and multidisciplinary research.

Apply to the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute

Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program

Find summer research opportunities in the basic and medical sciences at the IU School of Medicine. This program is open to juniors who have completed at least two years of course work with a background in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering.

Explore the Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program

The Diversity Scholars Research Program

Work with research mentors to develop a scholarly research project during the next four years. This program provides scholarships for mainly minority students who are immediately placed in a research setting to enhance their learning.

Learn more about the Diversity Scholars Research Program

Commitment to Excellence in STEM Scholarship

Earn a research fellowship through the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology over the course of the summer or the full academic year. Open to women and underrepresented students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Earn a Commitment to Excellence in STEM Scholarship

IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internship Program

Find research opportunities and professional internships on and near the IUPUI campus for the entire academic year. Open to IUPUI sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in life and health sciences.

Become an IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Intern

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Work with a faculty mentor on a summer research project, attend research conferences or field trips, and present the project upon completion. During the academic year, enroll in an independent research course for at least one credit, and continue working on your project with the faculty mentor. This program is aimed at strengthening minority participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Join the Louis Stokes Alliance

RISE to the IUPUI challenge

When you RISE to the IUPUI Challenge, you're enhancing what happens in the classroom, then reflecting on what you learned. Honors Scholars receive academic credit by engaging on this level, and all RISE courses are documented on your transcript.

Each undergraduate student is challenged to include two of the four RISE experiences—research, international experience, service learning, and experiential learning—into their degree programs. We expect Honors Scholars to do them all. 

Find RISE courses