Goals & Timeline

Students are hiking in beautiful area
Students work on research

Sophomore Year


Begin identifying a research project

Work with Faculty Director to find a mentor

Learn about Undergraduate Research Awards


Meet with Faculty Director to discuss possible topics and mentors

Junior Year


Work with mentor to start defining topic and doing background reading

Begin to develop a research question and methods

Figure out where your data/sources will come from

Apply for an Undergraduate Research Award


November: Develop and submit a research topic statement; identify your mentor

February: Submit a preliminary bibliography

March: Apply for Undergraduate Research Award

Senior Year


Complete your research

Produce your final product

Present your research at the symposium


October: Submit a refined research topic statement and confirm mentor

February: Submit a title and abstract

March: Practice night

April: Global Scholars Symposium


For more information, please email mmward@ku.edu