Undergraduate Research Support
Support student scholarly presentation opportunities

Support Student Research

The critical role of student research is recognized in the Ball State University mission statement:


We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.”


We ask you to join us in supporting Ball State’s research efforts, such as the Teacher-Scholar Program. In this program, research mentors collaborate with undergraduate student researchers from all departments, majors, and academic disciplines. These students receive a $750 stipend, transferable skills, and the opportunity to make meaningful discoveries.


Your contribution will ensure student researchers in every college have resources to advance the Ball State Mission “to enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.”


Learn more about ongoing research efforts at our website. We thank you in advance for all your support.

For 27 years, Sponsored Projects Administration has hosted the Ball State University Student Symposium, a scholarly poster session open to all students from Ball State (undergraduate and graduate), Burris Laboratory, and the Indiana Academy. This important event challenges students to present a creative or scholarly project while competing for scholarship awards and gaining valuable insight from faculty and staff judges. The event is open to the public and exemplifies the University's commitment to excellence in education.  

In 2021, 110 projects were exhibited digitally on the Omeka platform, representing 187 students: 137 undergraduates and 50 graduate students from each of the seven colleges. 

Since 2015, the Student Symposium has provided an opportunity for over 1,400 Ball State students to showcase their research and creative endeavors. 

To learn more about this important event, you can visit our website

We invite everyone to attend this year's Symposium on
April 12, 1-4 pm, at Worthen Arena. 

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Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at oneballstateday@bsu.edu.