Undergraduate Research Program


It is the vision of the Pittsburg State University Undergraduate Research Program to provide undergraduate research opportunities for students across all academic disciplines. 


The PSU Undergraduate Research Program defines undergraduate research as an inquiry or investigation, conducted by an undergraduate student, which makes an original creative, applied, and/or scholarly contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research should result in the development of new knowledge and provide an original contribution to the discipline.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

  • Enhances student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty
  • Increases retention
  • Increases enrollment in graduate education and provides effective career preparation
  • Develops critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence
  • Develops an understanding of research methodology
  • Promotes an innovation-oriented culture

How to get involved

PSU undergraduate students, ask your academic advisor about undergraduate research opportunities in your major course of study or contact Cindy Johnson for more information.


PSU faculty, click on the link below to find out about undergraduate research funding opportunities for faculty and a webinar about undergraduate research at PSU.


Faculty Research Incentives

Pittsburg State University is committed to research and creative activities. These activities enhance the learning environment for the students and help to distinguish the University as a center of excellence in its disciplines. PSU is  helping students distinguish the University as a center of excellence in its disciplines. PSU is offering a variety of programs to encourage faculty to engage in research and creative activities.

Undergraduate Research Funding Recipients

The recognized Pittsburg State faculty receiving funding from the PSU Undergraduate Research Start-Up Funds Program for supplies, equipment, travel, and other costs necessary to support conducting the undergraduate research project.
Click on the links below to see previous recipients.