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Research & Creative Work

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Sara Kitsch

Director of the Gerald & Carol Vovis Center for Research & Advanced Study

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7387

Fax: 309-341-7166

srkitsch@​knox.edu

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Knox has a longstanding (and pioneering) commitment to supporting advanced student research and creative work—intensive, long-term projects that go beyond coursework. They might be independent studies under the mentorship of a professor; they might be collaborative projects between a few students or between students and a professor; they might happen in a lab, on a stage, in a library; they might happen in a neighborhood, on a farm, on a glacier; they might happen in Galesburg or Chicago or on another continent.

Every year we award more than $350,000 in grants to individual students to support their research and creative projects. The vast majority of our students—89%—produce research, independent studies, or creative work. Our annual HORIZONS conference allows students to share their work with the Knox community.

A few places to learn more about projects students have done recently: our Honors Program and our independent study program. We also guide students through the process of securing funding through fellowships. Another major source of support: The Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study.

The results: Students publish their work in major journals, win national awards, and present at international conferences. They build a foundation for the work they'll do after they graduate. And they develop skills and practices (independent thinking, critical analysis, project management, creative problem-solving) that make them exactly the kind of effective, productive, adaptable people the world—and today's employers—need right now.  

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89%

of students

complete independent study, research, or creative projects

Knox College

https://www.knox.edu/academics/research-and-creative-work

Printed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019