The Office of Student Research funds, promotes, and disseminates the scholarly work and research of IUPUC students.
The Office of Student Research (OSR) promotes intellectual inquiry and innovation to enrich the educational experiences of students by providing support for research projects that engage them in academic scholarship that contributes in meaningful ways to communities in south central Indiana and beyond. In support of the university's mission, the OSR promotes and assists in the dissemination of scholarly works of students.
OSR students and faculty mentors contribute in meaningful ways to academic and non-academic communities in south central Indiana and beyond. Students must be the principal investigators or play an important equivalent role, and research projects may be conducted in concert with current coursework or as independent studies.
The OSR runs an ongoing program, and this year it has 10 x $1,000 grants to award to promising student research projects, which must be conducted with a faculty mentor.
- Grant applications are reviewed by the OSR board, a panel consisting of faculty representatives from the various academic divisions on campus. The review board is appointed by IUPUC’s vice chancellor and dean.
- All funded projects are presented by the students and their faculty mentors at the OSR Student Research Exhibition at the end of the academic year.
This past year, OSR projects were showcased at the Student Research Exhibition, which faculty, staff, students, and community members attended on April 16, 2019 in the Columbus Learning Center.