Undergraduate students at Lawrence Technological University are provided the opportunity to conduct meaningful research. They can conduct either basic research or applied research. Basic research will produce new knowledge based on the student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, select a hypothesis and test its validity. Applied research will lead to an alternative solution to a problem based on the student’s ability to analyze, synthesize, design, and produce or simulate a product or model. In every case, the student will engage in a literature search, select appropriate research methods, draw a conclusion concerning the value of their work, provide evidence supporting that conclusion, and display or disseminate the work for public review.

Ten Presidential Undergraduate Research Awards of a maximum of $1,000 are available to undergraduate students that apply and are selected. Please note that senior projects are not eligible for the Presidential Undergraduate Research Award. 

Proposals are collected within each college by the deadline specified below. A faculty committee of 5 members with representation from each college and one from RSSC will evaluate and rank the proposals each semester. Provost will make the final funding decision following review of the evaluations and ranking. Students will be notified by the President on May 1st for fall awards and on December 1st for spring awards.

Proposals Deadlines:    

November 1, 2016 for Fall 2016 semester

April 1, 2017 for Spring 2017 semester


Click here for research requirements and application details.