Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q)’s undergraduates are set to benefit from significantly increased opportunities for independent research, thanks to a new agreement with the Office of Undergraduate Research at Northwestern’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois.
The Office of Undergraduate Research provides support and advice for undergraduates as they put classwork and academic theory into practice through independent research projects.
NU-Q students will now be encouraged to apply to all programs supported by the office in Evanston for which they are eligible—among them grants to learn a foreign language and to attend a scholarly conference.
In the application process, they will have access to resources on the Evanston campus including the opportunity to discuss their ideas, develop projects, and review proposal drafts with Evanston faculty members through online resources, information sessions, and direct access to a personal advisor.
“NU-Q already places strong emphasis on developing undergraduates’ research skills,” said Dr. Everette E. Dennis, Dean and CEO of NU-Q. “This agreement will significantly enhance their learning experience, and help prepare our students for research-oriented careers after graduation by providing them with additional resources from the home campus.”
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