Student Research Opportunities

Cheyenne Weinstein presenting research
Cheyenne Weinstein '16 presenting her research at LMU's Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Student Research Opportunities

Students will often have an opportunity, via volunteer or paid positions, to work with faculty members on ongoing research projects.  Students interested in such work should directly contact the faculty member(s) with whom they are interested in working. Additional student research opportunities include:

  • The Rains Research Assistant Program supports faculty research by providing financial support for full-time tenured & tenure-track faculty to hire a student research assistant. Paid assistantships with faculty are available each semester. Faculty typically invite high-achieving students to apply for these assistantships.

  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides financial support for students wishing to engage in faculty-guided research opportunities during the summer.

  • The Symposium is an opportunity to share student research and creativity with the LMU community. Presentation formats include paper presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions.

  • The Undergraduate Library Research Award recognizes LMU undergraduate students whose research makes expert and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of the William H. Hannon Library to produce a scholarly or creative work. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who was the instructor in the course for which the research project was completed.