Connecting Underrepresented Students to Opportunity and Education at IU Northwest
The IU Northwest Minority Opportunity Research Experience (MORE) was established to encourage undergraduate minority student participation in faculty research and other creative projects. MORE is a campus-wide research initiative which supports students from all disciplines with an interest in working with faculty as a research assistant. MORE provides students with opportunities to engage in faculty research projects and empowers students, especially minority students from underrepresented and lower income populations, to participate in research as early as possible.
Faculty mentors define research projects and supervise students with implementation. Students are strongly encouraged to seek additional support from their mentors’ departments to attend seminars, conferences and research-related meetings during their MORE experience. Academic Affairs has additional funds available through its undergraduate research fund and student travel grants.
Four (4) students could receive up to a $1,000 award. Work-study eligibility is NOT required, but work-study students are encouraged to apply. Students are responsible for arranging their own hours and transportation to on or off-campus worksites.
Faculty mentors may be sought via contact with academic departments or through ODEMA, who maintains a list of interested faculty mentors. Each mentor is expected to formally engage his/her student researcher in research basics and experiences as appropriate to the discipline and to meet requirements for internships and/or credit when applicable.
The campus has an Undergraduate Research Symposium each year, which is an opportunity to showcase the results of this student-assisted research. This experience may also be held in conjunction with other on-campus research symposiums or external events.
Students may apply online at https://northwest.iu.edu/diversity/forms/more-student-application.html. A completed application form, resume and at least one letter of recommendation must be submitted by September 30, 2022 for full consideration.