Truman provides many different venues for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in original research, whether classroom-based or faculty-directed research projects. There are also several summer research programs dedicated to fostering student research, such as the McNair Program and the TruScholars Program.
In addition, a student who is research-oriented or who plans to seek advanced training in his or her field may develop a research program which culminates in a research project with professors such as a capstone project. Truman students have published their research findings in national journals, presented at professional conferences, and participated in Truman’s annual Student Research Conference.
Research Mentor of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bird for being named the Research Mentor of the Year for 2017. Thanks to Dr. Bird for all his hard work and dedication to our student researchers.
Office of Student Research Grants
Research for Credit
In some majors you can receive academic credit for conducting research. In others, research is embedded into the curriculum. Please ask a faculty member in your major or the department research pages below for more information.
Scholarship Hours, Work Study or Paid Research
Faculty may be looking for students to join their research teams. Look on TruPositions and search for “research.”
Clara Miller-Broomfield, a Romance Languages major at Truman, traveled to Qatar in November 2016 to present at the World Congress of Undergraduate Research.
The invitation-only event brought together 200 undergraduate researchers, artists, historians and writers from around the world.
Contact Office of Student Research