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Getting Involved in Research

Biomedical and Natural Sciences

1. Volunteer & Work-Study positions are excellent starting points to get into a lab.
Contact PIs directly, or look for announcements on DukeList:     dukelist.duke.edu

2. Independent Study deepens your research experience as part of your course work, perhaps leading to an honors thesis. Contact potential mentors directly. Ask your instructor if she or he is involved in research, or can refer you to someone that is. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for suggestions and use the resources on the departmental undergraduate pages:

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Social Sciences and Humanities

1. Volunteer & Work-Study positions are excellent starting points. Working as a research assistant builds skills and contacts that can develop into a rewarding research experience.
Contact faculty directly, or look for announcements on DukeList:    dukelist.duke.edu

2. Independent Study deepens your research experience as part of your course work, perhaps leading to an honors thesis. Contact potential mentors directly. Ask your instructor if she is involved in research, or can refer to someone that is. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for suggestions and use the resources on the departmental undergraduate pages. Here are a few from the social sciences:


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