MORE Brochure

Minority Opportunity for Research Experiences (MORE)

Connecting underrepresented students to opportunity and education

The Opportunity

This campus-wide research program was established to encourage collaborations between undergraduate students and faculty mentors, while also assisting faculty with research and other creative projects. Sophomores, juniors and seniors from all disciplines are encouraged to pursue this valuable opportunity. MORE aims to empower students of color and others who are underrepresented in their field of study by providing valuable research experience prior to pursuing their careers. Students will be introduced to research techniques appropriate to their chosen field of study.

The Benefits To Students

  • Build your resume for future opportunities.
  • Opportunities to present research at conferences.
  • Public recognition for work completed.
  • Letters of achievement from faculty mentors.
  • Eligibility for other research experiences.

Students Are Eligible If They ...

  • Are a current student with the status of sophomore, junior or senior.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or above.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an IU Northwest faculty member.
  • Successfully complete an interview with a potential faculty mentor.

How To Apply

Students must first complete the MORE application available online, and then submit at least one letter of recommendation by October 1, 2021. Contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs located in Hawthorn Hall room 234, 219-980-6596.

Faculty will be matched with students from a list compiled by Academic Affairs. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs will then use that list to determine the best match. Faculty will then conduct interviews and make their selections for the most appropriate research assistant.

Applications may be obtained online at:


Faculty Commitment

All IU Northwest faculty are encouraged to participate in this academic retention initiative. Faculty mentors assist in defining research projects and supervise students with implementation. Faculty participation incentive funds have been committed by Academic Affairs.

Students studying

For Additional Information

Call James Wallace
Director Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs

Cynthia O’Dell
Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs