While many of the same research guidelines apply both to students and to faculty and staff members, some resources, opportunities, and guides are available specifically for students.

The following information is designed to help guide students through the research process:

Thesis-Dissertation Information

Deadlines, Thesis-Dissertation Manual, required forms, and other important information

Applied Research Lab

The IUP Applied Research Lab (ARL) provides statistical assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

Scholars Forum

Provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research and creative endeavors.

Conducting Responsible Research

Find information about compliance and regulatory issues, the use of human and animal subjects in research, NSF implementation, technology transfer and intellectual property, and more.


Poster presentation session at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum

NSF Implementation of Responsible Conduct of Research

Training information for students who will participate in NSF-funded projects


A comprehensive list of policies associated with the research process

Online Research Ethics Training

IUP offers online training for faculty, staff, and students through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

Research Funding for Students

Guidance for undergraduate and graduate students on how to find funding for their research