Research experiences and creative activities connect students with their disciplines more deeply and in more innovative ways than through coursework alone. Students can take advantage of many opportunities to do research or creative activities with faculty mentors. These experiences create an exciting community of organic intellectuals across our many disciplines at Northeastern.
There are many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to join in the research enterprise at Northeastern Illinois University. Please visit the links below to find out more.
- For undergraduate or graduate students who are looking for funding for travel to present original academic research/work at academic conferences, the NEIU Foundation offers NEIU Foundation Student Travel Awards.
- For students in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, the Student Center for Science Engagement (SCSE) has myriad research opportunities available.
- For Anthropology students, there are many opportunities for field work. There are also research internships available for credit at places including the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Learn more about the research done by our Anthropology students.
- In Art and Art History, there are many international educational trips available for research in museums and archeological sites and for studio work.
- For English majors and others who are interested in literary publishing, Seeds is a high-quality student-run-and-produced literary journal that focuses the literary culture on campus, publishing exceptional work in a range of artistic media, including prose, poetry, painting, photography and other visual art.
- Students interested in Global Studies or African and African American Studies can participate in a research internship in Ghana for academic credit.
- History students and others interested in topics in American History can attend two research seminars at the Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library co-sponsored by the NEIU History Department.
- Justice Studies majors interested in journalism and justice have an internship opportunity at the publication Stateville Speaks, a newsletter written by and for incarcerated individuals, their families, those working in the correctional system, and other interested citizens.
- Immediately following the end of each semester, there is a Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling offered by the Mathematics Department for all who are interested in interdisciplinary quantitative analysis.
- Music and Dance students can take advantage of many opportunities for festivals, residencies, and community programs through the department. Students with experience in dance may audition for the Repertory Dance Ensemble, which performs new dance works each semester here on campus.
- The Bronzeville Neighborhood Research Project (BNRP) is a collaboration of student, faculty and community researchers at Northeastern Illinois University’s Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.