The Political Science Department's new undergraduate research program is designed to help prepare our students for graduate programs in political science/international relations, law school, as well as jobs in relevant fields. The University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Political Science community offer multiple resources for undergraduate students to fun, present, and publish their research.On this page students will find a database of the multiple opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research opportunities.
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR)
The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers multiple opportunities. for funding support through identifying potential external funding opportunities. One way in which the SPR Office offers funding is through travel support. For more information on the opportunities. for funding please visit the SPR web site.
Undergraduate Committee on Research & Creative Activity (UCRCA)
The Undergraduate Committee on Research & Creativity at the University of Nebraska at Omaha offers funding for research and travel through grants and minigrants. For more information please visit the UCRCA web site.
Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE)
The Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates who will be enrolled through fall semester 2013. For more information about FUSE grants please visit the FUSE web site.
The Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference
This Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference brings students together from midwestern colleges and universities to present and discuss their research in a professional environment. The conference applauds the research efforts of students and the commitment of faculty to broaden traditional classroom learning and illustrate how research enhances critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. The date and location of the 22nd Annual Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference will be posted as soon as that information is released.
Research & Creative Activity Fair
The 5th Annual Research & Creative Activity Fair will be held on March 8, 2013. The Fair provides a venue for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students to present their research and creative activity as oral presentations, performances, exhibits, and posters. For more information about the fair or how to apply click here.
Jacklyn Miller (Right) won 3rd best paper at the21st Annual Midwest
Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference
Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics
The Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics is the only nationally published journal for undergraduate research in political science. The journal is published twice a year: in the Fall and the Spring. Submissions deadlines are October 31 for the Fall issue and March 31 for the Spring issue. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis, so earlier submission is encouraged. For more information on the journal or submitting your work visit the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics web site.
International Social Science Review
The International Social Science Review is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Honor Society in Social Sciences, Pi Gamma Mu. The journal is published in the Summer and the Winter and contains about four peer-reviewed articles and fifteen book reviews. For more information on the International Social Science Review please visit the official Pi Gamma Mu web site.