Research opportunities in the department are structured to mentor students in education, leadership and science, producing dedicated, motivated employable graduates.
Graduate students, in consultation with their major advisor and committee, design and conduct a research project and write a thesis or a paper of publishable quality. Students enjoy a close supportive relationship with world-class faculty researchers.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in faculty research projects.
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The EcoQuest Study Abroad Program in New Zealand, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, offers an intensive program of applied field studies in ecology, resource management and environmental policy. Participants have the opportunity to carry out directed research projects while working closely with a faculty mentor.
Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides the resources and financial support for the research, scholarly and creative projects of UNH students. Whether it's investigating moose habitat, examining the effects of the European monetary union, or composing music for a dance concert, each year students from all fields of study receive grants to embark on their own explorations.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants a $3,500 stipend for full-time summer research (10 weeks for SURF USA, 9 weeks for SURF Abroad). Up to $600 of support for research expenses is also available. Your faculty mentor receives a $600 stipend. These grants may support research that contributes to a senior project or thesis. SURF recipients are not allowed to be enrolled in summer courses during the award period unless they receive prior approval from the UROP director.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) supports students with their research and creative projects.