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What is the GSRA?
The NIU Graduate Student Research Association (GSRA) is a student organization with the aim of promoting a culture of scholarship and fellowship among NIU students. Specifically, the GSRA strives to provide opportunities for all graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting research or are interested in learning about research within and across their respective disciplines. The GSRA provides a forum for students to share their experiences, discuss their research interests, and learn from and with fellow students and faculty. GSRA sponsors a variety of academic social, and community programs.
The GSRA seeks to promote the academic interests, and intellectual, scholarly and artistic development of Northern Illinois University students by:
Sponsoring an annual research conference for students to present their research and artistry projects to the NIU academic community
Hosting workshops on thesis and dissertation proposals, grant writing, data collection and analyses, and colloquium presentations on diverse topics
Providing academic and social support for NIU students
The benefits of becoming an active member of the GSRA include:
Engagement in campus leadership opportunities
Experience in planning research conferences highlighting NIU students' research and artistry projects
Collaborate with fellow students and NIU faculty on research and scholarly activities
Undergraduate students learn about the skills and dispositions necessary for success in graduate school
Contribute to a more positive academic environment that embraces high standards for all student research and scholarship