Paid Research Experiences

Paid Research Experiences

If you like challenges, take advantage of Converse’s paid research opportunities. Your research experience can open a spot for you in a top graduate program and help you earn competitive scholarships. The Nisbet Honors Program will assist you in planning, proposing, and funding your research project, and then we can send you to present your research at regional, national, and international conferences. Your faculty mentor will be your guide throughout the experience.


  • Spending the summer after your freshman year being paid to research your favorite topic, after writing a successful grant application
  • Designing your own Directed Independent Study project working one-on-one with a faculty mentor
  • Publishing your research and presenting alongside your mentor at a professional conference
  • Completing a substantial independent research project known as the Senior Honors Thesis and presenting to the college and community in a public forum

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