• Collab-Research

    Collaborative Research

    The curriculum at Hamline University encourages students to "own" their education, to develop over the course of their studies an awareness of – and control over – the production of scholarship. By the time students graduate, they will not merely have studied in the area of their major – for instance Biology, English, Psychology, or Theatre – but they will become practicing professionals in their field – as Biologists, Literary Critics, Clinical Psychologists, or Actors. The academic focus of the Collaborative Research Program is integration into the practices of student’s respective, sometimes cross-disciplinary and often intersecting, fields of study. 

    Student research can take a variety of forms, ranging from advanced projects assigned by faculty in regularly taught courses, independent studies and creative projects, honors theses, study abroad, and student-faculty collaborative research. The Collaborative Research program funds many opportunities for conducting and disseminating student research, including underwriting research costs, or supporting attendance at relevant workshops or seminars.

    Summer Collaborative Research
    National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)  
    Collaborative Research Registration Form Required
    Hamline Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

    A Pilot Project for Undergraduate Research in the Classroom

    Program Description

    This program aims to increase the number of Hamline courses in which students are engaged in original undergraduate research experience as a part of the regular curriculum. Hamline’s Collaborative Research Programs follow the Council on Undergraduate Research in defining undergraduate research as “a mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge” (Council on Undergraduate Research) and invites faculty and student scholars from a variety of disciplines to apply.

    Program Requirements

    This program will fund projects that introduce research/inquiry opportunities to regularly taught Hamline courses. The research/inquiry opportunities should be reasonably long, at least four weeks, but do not have to span the whole semester. Students can work on these projects in teams or individually. The project could be common for the whole class, but each team or each student should have a unique element of the project. 

    Faculty who are interested will apply for funding by July 1st, 2022 for the course to be taught in the Fall of 2022 or Spring 2023. 

    Further information about funding and application details can be accessed here.

    Questions are encouraged! Please contact Irina Makarevitch or Sharon Preves.

    Save the Date

    Hamline Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium

    The symposium is going virtual this year! All members of the Hamline community are welcome to visit and engage with the collaborative research many of our students have worked on during the last year.

    The event will be open from September 22 until September 28 here: https://symposium.foragerone.com/hamline

    On September 24, from 11:30 until 12:30, student presenters will be present in the Google Meet Rooms so that visitors can chat, ask questions, and further engage with the presenters. The links to the Google Meet Rooms and specific times will be listed in the comments in each of the presenter's space on the Symposium website.

    Everyone will be able to see students' submission materials, such as abstracts, posters, and short videos. To as presenters questions and/or comment in the Discussion Forums, the visitors should create an account (with their Hamline emails).

    Faculty, please consider offering extra credit to your students for attending. Students, come see and engage with the work of your peers and get inspired for the research you could pursue. Staff, come celebrate the student research your support makes possible.

    Questions? Contact Irina Makarevitch.


    Irina Makarevitch
    Professor and Chair of Biology
    Robins Science Center 127


    Sharon Preves
    Professor Sociology

    GLC 208E