Cadets, faculty, and staff enhance their experience through research, scholarship, and creative activity. Research projects can span one to two years — with the bulk of it being conducted over one or two summers.

VMI provides programs, policies, and initiatives to support researchers in every phase of inquiry.

Research guidelines include:

  • Development workshops
  • Undergraduate research collaborations
  • Library resource instruction
  • VMI sponsored funding opportunities
  • Assistance in identifying and pursuing external funding opportunities

If research occurs during the summer, students are often paid a stipend similar to some internships.

Teachers and researchers are continuously developing their interests, contributing to their fields of study, improving their curricula, and fostering a culture of inquiry and investigation for cadets at VMI.

Undergraduate Reserch

VMI Center for Undergraduate Research

Institutional Review Board

  • This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff of VMI who conduct research involving human participants, and to any parties wishing to conduct research on VMI faculty, staff, or students.

  • Institutional Review Board information
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The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute

Undergraduate Research Symposium




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