Come find out more at an info session!

Thursday, October 15 @ 7-8pm (CST)

Friday, October 23 @ 5-6pm (CST)

Friday, October 30 @ 3-4pm (CST)

Wednesday, November 4 @ 5:30-6:30pm (CST)


Every year we run a program called the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Workshops. Students who sign up mostly have no idea what they might want to do for a project or how to put one together, and they succeed at getting a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant at a rate better than the average student.  In other works, this workshop can be an incredible benefit to you if you don’t know what you want, but ultimately you would like Northwestern to fund your summer!  Successful projects include people writing plays, art history, journalism, and education research to name but a few!  Now, it is your turn!

This year’s workshops will help you how to figure out what research looks like in your discipline, brainstorm and develop your own ideas, and then write a strong grant proposal. The Summer URG funds projects in all disciplines, and we regularly fund arts students doing creative projects.  You can also learn how to find a faculty mentor to work with as a Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant.  So if you want to get paid to do a project of your choosing, then your best shot is to to participate in these workshops!  They are run by the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, so they will be full of crucial information that can help you develop your ideas and get them funded!

The workshop will meet on Tuesdays in winter quarter from 5-6:30pm (January 12 – March 9).  Email Peter Civetta for more information.



We will do our best to accommodate all interested students. 


Undergraduates in arts, humanities, or social science disciplines.


What It Is

This program will provide research-development guidance, offering a space to brainstorm and develop your ideas for your own research.

Workshops will run weekly in the Winter Quarter, and they will address topics including examining one’s interests, developing a research question, finding and reviewing relevant literature (with guidance from faculty), identifying and communicating with appropriate faculty, identifying and thinking through methods (with guidance from faculty), and either preparing a solid proposal for the Summer URG or for working with a faculty mentor on a Summer URAP.


The workshop will meet once a week on Tuesdays in winter quarter from 5:00 – 6:30 pm,.  If you’re interested and cannot attend, please email Peter Civetta


Email Peter Civetta for more information.