Research

Depending on your artistic, academic and career goals, you should considering engaging in research. Our faculty both mentor student research projects and encourage student participation in faculty research.

Funding Opportunities at UMKC

UMKC fosters research by providing different forms of research funding for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Funding
The Office of Undergraduate Research at UMKC offers two research grants specifically for undergraduate students: the SEARCH and SUROP grants. For more information, see Applying for SEARCH & SUROP Grants.

Graduate Funding
The UMKC School of Graduate Studies offers several fellowships and grants, some of which can be used for research. For more information, see their Fellowships and Grants page. SGS also provides UMKC students with free access to Pivot, one of the best databases for grants, fellowship awards, and other funding opportunities.

Publication & Presentation Opportunities at UMKC

UMKC fosters  scholarship by providing different outlets for presentation and publication to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Opportunities
The Honors College publishes UMKC’s only journal of undergraduate research, Lucerna. Find out how to submit your paper for publication here.

The Office of Undergraduate Research at UMKC hosts an annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship. that gives undergraduate students at UMKC an opportunity to present their work.

Graduate Opportunities
The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the Graduate Student Council hosts an annual Community of Scholars Symposium that gives graduate students at UMKC an opportunity to present their work. Contact SGS for more information.

Research: Getting Started

If you’re interested in research but not sure where to start, request an advising appointment.

Request Advising