At its most basic, “research” is a process of solving problems by posing questions and looking for ways to answer them. Everyone does research every single day. Academic research is essentially a process of exploring ideas and entering scholarly conversations.
At the University of Notre Dame, “undergraduate research" covers a variety of investigations and modes of inquiry that may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary, faculty-initiated or student-initiated—all guided through collaboration with a faculty mentor.
CUSE can help you develop and find funding for many different kinds of research to help you make the most of your Notre Dame experience and expand your intellectual life at the University.