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Research at NIU

Every day, NIU students and faculty members engage in exciting research that makes a difference in people's lives. The Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships promotes and facilitates research at NIU.

If you're an undergraduate student, you can get started as a freshman with our Research Rookies program. We'll provide many ways for you to stay involved as your education progresses.

We also have unique research programs for graduate students. You'll have numerous opportunities to do field work, collaborate and network.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We encourage you to read about what exactly is undergraduate research and why it is important. Then take a look at all of the programs we offer for you to get involved on research projects and showcase your important work

Graduate Research

Do field work. Attend international conferences. Collaborate with world-renowned experts in your field. Make connections and network. This program is exactly what you want it to be. Graduate ready to take the world by storm. Learn more and see our video.

Research and Innovation Partnerships

Read more about our university-wide research, innovation, compliance and more at our Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships website.

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