Undergraduate Research

Get Involved and Change the World

One of the benefits of attending a liberal arts college is the direct access you have to professors and the work they do to answer previously unanswered questions. At Sewanee, we have funding to support you as you undertake a summer research fellowship. Working in undergraduate research will:

  • Enhance your career preparation
  • Build your confidence
  • Help you gain essential technical and non-technical skills
  • Prepare you for your chosen graduate or pre-professional program

But most important, it will make your experience at Sewanee deeper and fuller. You can be a part of changing the world.

Take the First Step

To get started, talk to a professor about participating in a research project and explore this website. We present you opportunities to describe your skills and abilities and you can read what other students have done. If you are not sure about which professor's projects are the best fit for you, contact the office of the Director of Undergraduate Research. 

Finally, if you wish to know about undergraduate research from the perspective of another institutions, visit Northeastern University's Web Guide to Undergraduate Research (WebGURU) or visit the Council on Undergraduate Research website, which posts a link to the latest National Conference on Undergraduate Research, where students like you present papers to a national audience.