Recruit and Advertise Research Opportunities

Faculty interested in mentoring undergraduate student researchers can use a variety of methods to get the word out about research opportunities, both within the College of Health and Human Sciences and University-wide. While advertising to students in your courses and via relevant student organizations is a great place to start, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) has many programs available to facilitate connections between students and faculty. To make your research opportunities visible to undergraduate students across campus, you can submit them to OURConnect, a University-wide research and mentoring application system, or you may choose to develop a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) to incorporate research into new or existing courses. To network with students in person, the OUR Research Roundtable invites all departments and schools on the West Lafayette campus to set up booths — similar to a career fair — to share available research opportunities. Within the college, you may also advertise research opportunities in the Career Newsletter, a bimonthly publication for HHS undergraduate students; contact for more information.

Participate in Research Programs

In addition to individual recruitment opportunities, you may also choose to participate in one of the many established undergraduate research programs on campus to increase undergraduate involvement in your research lab.

Incentivize Students

Whether you pay an hourly rate; provide course credit; or offer a stipend, scholarship or acknowledgement through an established undergraduate research program, there are many ways you can compensate undergraduate researchers for their time.

Guide Students Toward Important Resources

As a faculty mentor, you should be aware of the following resources to help your undergraduate researchers throughout the research process: