At NIU, academic research isn’t just for graduate students.

Lower division students – even freshmen! - are actively researching cutting-edge topics alongside world-renowned faculty. The Office of Experiential Learning has a great explanation of what undergrad research is and why you should do it.

Research Rookies pairs freshmen, sophomores and transfer students with faculty mentors to conduct research. Those that successfully complete the program receive a $500 stipend.

More opportunities are available to sophomores, upper division and transfer students!

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