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NCUIRE: Research Opportunities for Students

Undergraduate research is an integral component of the New College experience. The New College Undergraduate Inquiry & Research Experiences (NCUIRE) Program provides opportunities to New College undergraduates to engage in meaningful research partnerships with faculty and other undergraduates.

Why Get Involved in Research as a Student?

Faculty-student research collaboration benefits students, faculty and the university. For students, research is a great way to gain experience that may make you more competitive when you apply for jobs. You’ll delve deeper into many of the most intriguing topics you cover in your coursework. Plus, research encourages you to apply what you learn in the classroom to solve real-world problems as you work alongside a world-renowned expert in your field of interest. You may also gain a mentor who can help guide you as you progress through your academic career and beyond. Finally, if you are majoring in a New College program you can be eligible for a small stipend or college class credits.

Learn more about NCUIRE

Join a zoom discussion about NCUIRE on Wednesday, September 20 at 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

sign up for the What's Up Wednesday discussion of NCUIRE


Applications for the Spring 2024 NCUIRE program are due Friday, October 6, 2023. Download the application to find detailed information on how to apply. 

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Benefits for You

  1. Gain competitive skills for the workforce
  2. Dive deeper into topics of coursework
  3. Learn to apply classroom learning to real-world problem
  4. Work alongside world-renown experts in your field of interest
  5. Gain a mentor to help guide you academically
  6. May be eligible for a stipend or college class credit


photo of Eric SwankDr. Eric Swank serves as the associate director of NCUIRE. He teaches research classes in   Social & Cultural Analysis and brings expertise in designing, managing and evaluating undergraduate research experiences. He writes on issues of sexual prejudice and political activism, loves talking research with students, and has published over ten peer-reviewed articles with undergraduate students.

photo of Morris

 Dr Vernon Morris serves as the Associate Dean, Knowledge Enterprise and Strategic Outcomes.