History Student Research Opportunities

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Grant Funding

History students are encouraged to apply to the Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity (funded by the SUNY Oneonta foundation and Alumni Association and administered by the University Senate Committee on Research and the Grants Development Office.


This program aims to encourage and support student research and creative activity at SUNY Oneonta. The University Senate Committee on Research awards grants for independent research and creative activity projects conducted by students with faculty sponsorship in any discipline or interdisciplinary area.

Who can apply

Students with faculty sponsorship in any discipline or interdisciplinary area are encouraged to apply (although the program’s priority is to fund undergraduate applicants, graduate students may apply).

The proposed projects should represent truly collaborative student-faculty efforts. Students are responsible for writing the proposal, carrying out the project, and presenting the project at Student Research & Creative Activity Showcase.

Faculty sponsors are expected to be continuously involved in planning the project, assisting with its progress, and assuring its completion within the specified time frame. Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty sponsor.

Curricular, instructional or educational program development is not considered as meeting the primary purpose of this program. Projects that are required as part of a regular course’s curriculum are not eligible (independent study work is eligible). Projects must represent independent student research or creative activity.

The Student Grant Program is competitive; awards are made once per semester.

More information

Download an application and get more information on the application process and deadlines here.

Contact Dr. Mette Harder for more information

Research Assistantships

HIST 4393 - Research Assistantship in History 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.

A number of history majors at the SUNY Oneonta serve as Research Assistants. Students have the opportunity to enroll in HIST 396: Research Assistant for History (3 s.h.), which allows them to receive course credit for working one-on-one or in a group with a faculty member on a major research project. Students actively participate in the process of historical research and writing. Activities may include the following: the collection, organization, and analysis of historical data; the collection and organization of bibliographic material; the organization of research material; and the critical reading and discussion of manuscripts. May be repeated for a total of 6 s.h. If P/F grade mode is selected credits can not count toward the major.

Prerequisites: HIST major and 9 s.h. upper division history coursework.

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