Research Information for Faculty and Students

Faculty Information

CAMD has an incredible community of faculty doing transformative research, scholarship, and creative activity that speaks to disciplinary excellence as well as interdisciplinary discovery.

Please refer to the menu below for information, and contact Assistant Dean for Research Development Katherine Calzada at k.calzada@northeastern.edu with questions.

Faculty Research Information Portal

University Grant Opportunities

Student Research Support

Other Resources

 

Faculty Research Information Portal

The Faculty Research Information Portal is an internal CAMD resource that provides a repository of research related information to faculty. Log into the Faculty Research Information Portal for information about:

  • Research policies
  • Grant opportunities
  • Proposal preparation
  • Award management
  • Other resources

 

University Grant Opportunities

There are many internal grant opportunities for Northeastern faculty. You may also visit the Office of the Provost Faculty Resources page.

 

Student Research Support

CAMD has many excellent students who are interested in contributing to research, scholarship, and creative activity under the guidance of faculty. Whether or not you have received external project funding, there are opportunities to engage students in your work.

Showcase of Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (SOURCE)

SOURCE is a university wide event that takes place in September. The event aims to connect faculty conducting research, scholarship, and creative activity to interested and qualified students. For more information, contact Assistant Dean for Research Development Katherine Calzada (k.calzada@northeastern.edu).

 

Student Grants

Students apply for a variety of competitive grants at the university, and most of them require faculty mentorship. If you identify top quality students in your classes who are interested in contributing to your area of research, encourage them to apply for one of the opportunities below. As faculty mentor, you can work with the student to scope out the research project.

CAMD Student Grant for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

PEAK Awards

Undergraduate Honors Early Research Award

Graduate Student Government Individual Conference Funding

More information about undergraduate opportunities may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships website.

 

Work-Study Funding

Many students have access to federal work-study funds. Applying these funds toward research is an excellent way for CAMD students to supplement their classroom learning, and a good opportunity for faculty to receive student assistance on their projects.  Once you have identified a student with work-study funding to contribute to your project, follow these steps to create a work-study position:

  • Meet with the student to determine the scope of work, the timeframe for the project, and the number of hours per week. Note the following:
  • CAMD work-study research positions typically pay $15/hour.
  • The Federal Work-Study award is of finite amount; therefore, the pay rate determines the number of hours a student may work.
  • In all cases, students may not work more than 20 hours per week during academic periods.
  • Ask your student to complete the CAMD Research Work-Study Agreement and bring it to you for signature. This form will allow the Dean’s Office to create the work-study position.
  • The student will submit a weekly timesheet online, and the Dean’s Office will approve the timesheet based on the agreed upon number of hours. Please notify Assistant Dean for Research Development Katherine Calzada (calzada@northeastern.edu) as soon as possible if a renegotiation of hours is required.

If you would like to advertise a work-study position associated with your research, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships page and post your opportunity there.

 

Directed Study

Creating and overseeing a directed study is a way for you to receive student assistance on your research, scholarship or creative activity. Directed Studies are a great benefit for students as well, as they can provide research experience and – in some cases – academic credit.

 

Honors Directed Study

University Honors students may work with a faculty mentor to design an Honors Directed Study course (HONR 4992) that contributes to your research agenda. Interested students should visit the Honors Directed Study webpage for more information.

 

Honors in the Discipline

Juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to propose a research project to complete, with faculty supervision, over the course of one semester. Please visit the CAMD Honors in the Discipline page for details.

 

Directed Study for Academic Credit

Separate from the Honors options above, students may receive academic credit for working on a research project with faculty guidance. Follow these steps to create a directed study:

  • Meet with the student to discuss the research plan, the subject code and course number, and the appropriate number of credit hours.
  • CAMD directed studies typically use the 4992 or 2991 course number. These are variable 1-4 credit courses. Please consult with your department administrator to determine which course number is appropriate.
  • Each credit hour equates to 2.5 – 4.0 hours per week for the student, including both meetings and work. Consult Northeastern’s Course Credit Guidelines for additional details.
  • Instruct your student to complete the Individual Instruction Registration request via the Registrar website. (Detailed instructions on how to complete the form are available on the site.) You will be prompted to approve the request, and the student will receive confirmation when the course has been established. The request must be completed and approved by the end of the second week of class.
  • Create a concise, one-page academic document (analogous to a course syllabus) that lays out the objectives and deliverables of the research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. The document should be provided to and discussed with the student so that course outcomes and expectations are well defined.

 

Directed Study Without Academic Credit

It is also possible to create a non-credit research option for students. They will not receive academic credit for their work, but the directed study will appear on their transcript to indicate research experience. Follow these steps to create a non-credit directed study:

  • Meet with the student to discuss the research plan and the subject code and course number.
  • Please consult with your department administrator to determine which course number is appropriate for non-credit directed studies.
  • Instruct your student to complete the Individual Instruction Registration request via the Registrar website. (Detailed instructions on how to complete the form are available on the site.) You will be prompted to approve the request, and the student will receive confirmation when the course has been established. The request must be completed and approved by the end of the second week of class.
  • Create a concise, one-page academic document (analogous to a course syllabus) that lays out the objectives and deliverables of the research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. The document should be provided to and discussed with the student so that course outcomes and expectations are well defined.

 

Other Resources

Here are some additional resources regarding research at Northeastern.


Student Information

CAMD is a dynamic college with research, scholarship, and creative activity that is particularly exciting because it is so interdisciplinary. We encourage our students to work alongside faculty to enrich their academic experience, lay groundwork for co-op, develop new skills for future study or employment, and contribute to the knowledge creation process.

For tips on how to approach faculty about research and/or mentorship, visit the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Faculty Mentors page.

Funding for Research

Directed Study

 

Funding for Research

Financial support for student research may come in a variety of forms, including student grants, faculty grants, and work-study funding.

 

Student Grants

There are a variety of competitive grant opportunities at the university for undergraduate and graduate students.

Below is a list of student grant opportunities. Be sure to read each set of guidelines carefully, and allow time to create a strong application. Some programs review applications on a rolling basis, while others have specific deadlines. Most require a statement of support from a faculty mentor. You should consult with your mentor about your idea before submitting an application.

Many of the university grant opportunities listed below are available on the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships website.

 

CAMD Grant Opportunities

 

University Grant Opportunities

 

External Grant Opportunities

For external opportunities, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships website. For a calendar listing of workshops and informational sessions associated with student research, visit the Events page.

 

Faculty Grants

Many faculty have received external funding to support their research, scholarship and creative activity, and are looking for students with interests and skills that align well with their projects. Here are some ways to learn about funded research opportunities with faculty:

  • Attend the Showcase of Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor (SOURCE) in September.
  • Visit the Research Opportunities page of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Fellowships website.
  • Identify a faculty member whose research aligns with your interests, and ask about research possibilities.

 

Work-Study Funding

Faculty may hire students with work-study funding to pursue research related projects. Interested students should connect with faculty several weeks before the start of a given term to discuss. Follow these steps to pursue a work-study position:

Meet a faculty member whose research, scholarship, or creative activity inspires you, and ask if there are opportunities to contribute.

Meet with the faculty member to determine the scope of work, the timeframe for the project, and the appropriate number of hours per week. Note the following:

  • CAMD work-study research positions typically pay $15/hour.
  • The Federal Work-Study award is of finite amount; therefore, the pay rate determines the number of hours a student may work.
  • In all cases, students may not work more than 20 hours per week during academic periods.
  • Complete the CAMD Research Work-Study Contract, obtain faculty signature, and return electronically to Assistant Dean for Research Development Katherine Calzada at k.calzada@northeastern.edu.
  • Complete the weekly timesheet via Student Employment using the agreed upon number of hours per week. Any renegotiating of hours must be brought to the attention of the Assistant Dean for Research Development.

Please visit the Student Financial Services page for additional information about work-study.

 

Directed Study

Creating a directed study is a way for students to gain research experience under faculty guidance, and – in some cases – receive academic credit. Many faculty at CAMD are engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity that would benefit from student support.

 

Honors Directed Study

University Honors students may work with a faculty mentor to design an Honors Directed Study course (HONR 4992). Interested students should visit the Honors Directed Study webpage for more information.

 

Honors in the Discipline

Juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to propose a research project to complete, with faculty supervision, over the course of one semester. Please visit the CAMD Honors in the Discipline page for details.

 

Directed Study for Academic Credit

Separate from the Honors options above, students may receive academic credit for working on a research project with faculty guidance. Follow these steps to create a directed study:

  • Meet a faculty member whose research, scholarship, or creative activity inspires you, and ask if there are opportunities to contribute.
  • Meet with the faculty member to discuss the research plan and the appropriate number of credit hours.
  • Complete the Individual Instruction Registration request via the Registrar website. (Detailed instructions on how to complete the form are available on the site.)
  • Notify your academic advisor that you are planning to take a directed study.

 

Directed Study Without Academic Credit

It is also possible to create a non-credit research option. In this case, students will not receive academic credit, but the directed study will appear on the transcript, indicating research experience. Follow the process outlined above to create a directed study. A research plan should be created, as described above, and the Individual Instruction Registration request should be submitted.

 

Questions or Concerns? Please contact:

Katherine Calzada
Assistant Dean for Research Development
102 Ryder Hall
(617) 373-8717
k.calzada@northeastern.edu

CAMD Research Team

Dean’s Office Research Team

CAMD Development/Advancement Contacts