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SNHU Undergraduate Research Day

This guide contains all pertinent material for students to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at SNHU.

Institutional Review Board

All research involving human subjects, whether conducted by internal or external researchers must be approved by SNHU IRB prior to the recruitment of any SNHU student, faculty, staff, or alumni.  SNHU students must identify a regular, full-time SNHU employee willing to serve as a SNHU liaison for the entire research period and to assist in facilitating the application process. 

2022 Proposal Link:


Submit Your Proposal!

Information for Undergraduate Research Mentors

Thank you for agreeing to mentor a student to participate in Undergraduate Research Day this year. The information below is to guide that process. Feel free to reach out for assistance at

Student Research Proposals:

  • Due dates: December 4, 2020 (for Honors students)
  • February 12, 2021 (final due date for everyone)

This year is a virtual conference. During "normal" face-to-face conferences, student posters must be submitted to the library Makerspace for printing one week prior to Undergraduate Research Day using this online form.

Mentors agree to:

  • Explore possible research topics that reflect the student's interests and preparation

  • Identify the knowledge, experience, and skills the student needs to complete the project

  • Help the student define and focus the project, including the development of a timetable to assure that the project can be managed within the time frame allotted

  • Discuss with the student the details of how the proposed research, scholarly or creative project will be carried out:

    • Research methodology

      • Point to subject-specific “research” sources (ex: Primary sources for History; Primary sources in general; resources for Game Design, Graphic Design, Film Production, etc.)

      • Resources for formatting case study analyses, etc. for the UG Research proposed cases. (See Case Studies tab in this guide)

      • Resources for how to conduct research. (See Students information page in this guide)
        Example: SAGE Research Methods (SNHU login required)

Example: Hoonuit Learning Modules: Research Essentials (SNHU login required)

  • IRB requirement (see link on left)

  • If the student is conducting research off-campus, discuss and identify the resources that will be available at the location of the research, including specific individuals to whom the student can turn for guidance. Advise the student regarding the process of acquiring necessary permission(s), location requirements, etc.

  • Develop a meeting timeline for yourself and the student, and agree on a system of communication with the student during the project period that will allow for an appropriate balance of mentor guidance and student independence

  • Assist the student in identifying appropriate UG Research Day venue (presentation (live synchronous, pre-recorded, etc.), poster presentation, lightning talk, etc.) for sharing his/her experience and research

  • Guide student to resources for help with researching, presenting, and creating a poster or presentation

    • UG Research workshop series (Dates, times, locations TBD)

    • Wolak Learning Center – Presentation & Public Speaking workshops; Tutoring sessions

    • Library Poster Design Guide

  • Review final presentation tool: PowerPoint, Poster, etc. with the student prior to UG Research Day. (see checklists)

  • After the conference, students may submit their work to the SNHU Undergraduate Research Day Conference Proceedings Archive. They should supply your name and email when they submit so that you will receive an automatically generated email from that submission process to monitor the progress of the project.


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