Honors students will understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community.
- Students will be able to connect and apply classroom learning to real-world issues or problems in their fields of study.
- Students will engage in and contribute to research or creative works and/or pursue advanced coursework that explores the frontiers of new knowledge in their fields of study.
Contributing to the research process and/or the development of creative works can take many forms. Support is available throughout the process!
- Get started!
- Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry’s "3 Steps to Get Started" web page.
- Consider your interests. Identify possible areas of exploration. Talk with professors, academic advisors, and other students to gather ideas.
- Find a research project at Ohio State by applying for advertised research opportunities (check departmental web sites for opportunities!) or find a faculty member to advise you on your project.
- Connect with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI). The OUR&CI offers a multitude of resources for students interested in getting involved in research, including information sessions on getting started with research, workshops, and a peer researcher network. The OUR&CI also has a detailed website, which includes links to research opportunities, scholarships opportunities, and special programs.
- Consider opportunities across the country and around the world.
- Get funded! See the OUR&CI funding web site for the most comprehensive list of research/creative work funding opportunities.
- Get support for your project here at Ohio State through a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
- Apply for research opportunities outside of Ohio State, such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs through the National Science Foundation or seek funding through other programs supporting research in the US or abroad.
- Turn your research project into an undergraduate thesis project. Graduate with “research distinction.”
- Share what you’ve learned!