Student Research

Welcome to Student Research at Le Moyne. An important part of college education is learning how to do research according to the standards and methods of your academic discipline. Employers and graduate and professional schools increasingly are looking for college graduates with strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Nothing helps you hone those skills more than working on a faculty-mentored, independent project. The first step is to reach out to a faculty member and talk to them about how to get involved in research in their field. Once you have found a faculty mentor, this website tells you everything you need to know to get funding for your independent research, entrepreneurial, or creative projects and to present your project at Scholars' Day.

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Students from all academic disciplines represented at the College are invited to apply for funding to support different kinds of undergraduate research, entrepreneurial, and creative projects. Detailed instructions for completing proposals, as well as sample proposals for various disciplines, can be found below. Feel free to contact any member of the Student Research Committee (also below) if you have questions about the process.

Proposals are reviewed several times throughout the academic year. Proposal deadlines for 2023-2024 are:

  • September 22, 2023
  • October 13, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • February 2, 2024
  • February 23, 2024
  • April 19, 2024 (for summer funding)

Proposals are due by 5 p.m to Melissa Short ([email protected])

The Student Research Committee solicits and evaluates proposals to support research by undergraduate students (in conjunction with a faculty member). The committee makes recommendations for funding to the Provost/Academic Vice President who then communicates the approval of awards to the Chair. The funding is managed through the office of the Chief Academic Officer. This committee is staffed each year by a faculty Chair, one faculty representative each from natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, management division, and one at-large faculty member. It also includes one student member nominated by the Student Senate President. In order to retain continuity, this seven member committee replaces no more than four members (including the student) in a given year.

The current committee members are:

Emily Harcourt (Chair, on Sabbatical Fall 2023), Chemistry
Lindsey Voorhees (Interim Chair), Visual and Performing Arts
Michael Guzik, History
Matthew Fee, Honors Program
Whitney Wood, Psycology
John Sharifi, Biology
Jared Law-Penrose, Human Resource Management
Gianna Colombo, Student Representative

Proposal forms and instructions:


The annual Le Moyne College Student Scholars Day is a tradition that originated with the Undergraduate Research Symposium in 1998. Scholars Day celebrates the research, entrepreneurial, and creative accomplishments of students from a variety of academic disciplines. Each year in April, students discuss their work at this day-long conference devoted to faculty-mentored, independent projects. Integral Honors students will also present their thesis research, which is the capstone of their Integral Honors experience. Click on the links below to learn more about current and prior Scholars Day programs. Click the following to submit a proposal to present your work at Scholars Day, which is April 19th, 2024. Scholars Day 2024 proposals are due by Friday, February 23. We look forward to hearing from you.


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