Conducting Your Research

These resources are intended for undergraduate students who are currently participating in a research opportunity or program at the University of Minnesota. For information on what types of research opportunities are available, click here. If you have any questions about your program or what is required, start by contacting us.

Student Researcher Checklist

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From how to start your project to writing your proposal to presenting your research, find out what to do and when to do it for the most successful research project!

Workshop Schedule

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Throughout the semester, there are various workshops held around campus to help guide and imporve you research experience. 

Special Permissions Projects


Some projects require special permissions before the project can be approved. If your project involves Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, Harmful or Dangerous Substances or involves Travel Abroad, you'll want to take these steps to get permissions.

Project Proposal Tips

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Writing a proposal can be tricky, but we've compiled a list of tips and questions to consider to help you write a proposal that is sure to check all the boxes. 

Writing Abstracts

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There are many ways to go about writing an abstract for your research project. Learn about some ways that may work for you in your research field.

Poster Design


There are many factors that go into writing for, designing, and assembling a research poster. Learn about some practical ways to make your poster shine.