Getting Involved Online 101

Getting Involved Online 101

Are you looking for ways to get involved? Thanks to our Research Centers, the Office of Scholarship Support, and various School of Advanced Studies functions, there are numerous ways to become actively involved in research and scholarship.

Join the Research Hub

If you have not already, join the Research Center and set up your scholar profile

Join a University Research Center

The School of Advanced Studies is deeply committed to continuing to grow our culture of scholarship. As a part of our commitment to a culture of scholarship, the School launched research centers in 2014. These centers are designed to foster discipline-specific advanced learning communities for our doctoral students and faculty, and also for our larger researcher community. They are organized to help make a meaningful social contribution to their communities and influence change in their fields through refining research skills and building theoretical knowledge. Use the links below to learn more or click on Research Centers on the top main site menu. 

Visit the Research Center Directory

How to Join a Research Center

Join a Special Interest Group or Campus Group

Special Interest Groups and Campus groups are typically groups that focus on interdisciplinary activities, such as our Research Methodology SIG, or a targeted subject matter, such as our Special Interest Group for Engaged Learning  While you can only join one Research Center, you can participate as many SIGs as are of interest to you!  You can also start your own SIG or inquire about leadership opportunities within one.  Use the links below to learn more or click on Research Communities on the top main site menu. 

Directory of SIGs

Directory of Campuses

Learn how to Join a group here

Calls for Papers, Presentations, and Other Conference Participation

For those looking for opportunities to present or publish within their field, Research Center Chairs frequently publish related announcements to their Center calendars.

View an aggregated list of Calls

Submit your Blog or Article

The Phoenix Scholar is our keystone publication about our faculty, student, alumni and staff's scholarship accomplishments. Learn about this publication and how to submit your scholarship for review, click here >>

We also encourage all Research Hub users to submit blogs that contribute their insight, expertise, or opinions relevant to the Center or our community of scholars, click here >>

Start the discussion!  Comment on news stories, blogs, or start a thread in a forum

Apply for a Fellowship or Grant

Each Research Center Chair has the ability to select Fellows from among qualified applicants to assist in growing their research agenda. 

View the most recent Calls for Fellows from our Research Centers

Apply for a general or teaching and learning grant:

Click here to go to Funding and Awards home

Attend an Event

Throughout the year there are in-person and virtual events.  Check out the calendar for upcoming events

Serve as a Volunteer Reviewer

Faculty, are you interested in Grants and Fellowships but are unsure of the process or how to get involved? Volunteering as a peer reviewer can be a great introduction to the Funding programs process.

To get started reviewing applications for the Office of Scholarship Support, contact OSS at

Be a Participant in Research

Make your voice heard! Learn about UOPX research studies that are currently seeking participants and if you qualify to participate.

View research projects currently seeking participants.

Calls for Volunteer Participation as a Researcher

In addition to Fellowships, Center Chairs may make non-fellow volunteer opportunities available for faculty, staff, and alumni to participate throughout the year. Review the list below for the latest opportunities.