No matter what you’re studying, you can expand your learning through research and creative scholarly work as an undergraduate or graduate student at Truman. The Office of Student Research provides guidance and resources to students who want to engage in research and creative projects.

Students conducting research
Research, scholarship, and creative activities are happening in all academic departments from exercise science and biology to music and art.

Research Programs and Funding Opportunities


TruScholars Program

This program provides financial support for undergraduate students to pursue research and creative scholarship during the summer under the mentorship of a Truman faculty member.


Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines can apply for these grants sponsored by the Office of Student Research.

Student presenting research results

Conference Travel Scholarship

The Office of Student Research offers a $500 travel scholarship for students presenting the results of their research, scholarship, and creative activities at professional meetings and conferences.

McNair Scholar

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program provides first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students with academic opportunities that include research and funding.

Share Your Research


Student Research Conference

Featuring poster presentations, oral presentations, and art exhibits stemming from all academic areas, Truman's annual Student Research Conference serves as an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their scholarly work to the Truman community.

Have questions about research?

Contact the Office of Student Research which serves as a central resource to promote, facilitate, highlight, and assess faculty-mentored student research at Truman across all disciplines.