Tiger Research Path to Success

Student Guide to Research, Fellowships and Graduate Study

High School Students

Mizzou is a premier research institution – and our faculty and students work together every day to answer big questions that improve our world and how we live in it. And it’s more than just lab science — scholarship comes in all shapes and sizes and degree programs. Do you want to add to the body of human knowledge? Start preparing now!

Undergraduate Students

All Mizzou students can participate in research with a faculty mentor to begin building their research careers. The Office of Undergraduate Research can help you find and apply for undergraduate research opportunities

Students with advanced research interests and established faculty mentors can begin creating a body of work to support applications for presentations, summer programs and prestigious awards and fellowships.

Students interested in pursuing a career in research

Students in the Honors College have additional research and scholarship opportunities as incoming freshman once they are on campus.

Graduate Students

Master’s students with a growing body of work should begin thinking about doctoral studies. All graduate students should build applications for prestigious awards and fellowships and network with faculty mentors at all stages of their program.

Doctoral students in many disciplines may benefit from advanced mentored training as a postdoctoral scholar.

Mizzou postdocs who intent to pursue tenure track faculty positions should begin thinking about early career awards to continue building their research portfolio and CV. Staying in touch with your mentor and beginning to mentor other scholars is important to career development.