Research Rookies

Research Rookies allows undergraduate first-semester freshman, sophomore and first-semester transfer students to learn what research looks like in their field of study by working alongside talented faculty for 5-10 hours per week throughout the fall and spring semesters on a small-scale research project. No matter what your college, department, or major, you can apply to be a Research Rookie!

Supplemental Questions
  1. Briefly describe your research interests. Provide background on the topic you would like to explore for your research project, including any NIU Faculty you are interested in working alongside.
  2. How will participation in undergraduate research help you to achieve your academic and career goals at NIU?
  3. Discuss the skills that you have that will be useful in your research (i.e. computer competency, qualitative/quantitative research skills, knowledge about statistical programs, etc.).
  4. What is your alternative email address and personal phone number? (Please note that this email address will be the primary form of communication).
  5. Will you be a first-semester freshman, first-year transfer, or sophomore in the fall semester?