Office of Student Research

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

  • TruScholars – These are grants to conduct intensive research with a faculty member over the 8-week summer session.
  • GIASR – These are small grants to conduct research during the academic term (Fall, Spring, Summer).

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.”

Contact Office of Student Research