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Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
Administration Building 322, 4150 Administration Dr,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Research at Andrews

The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) seeks to promote excellence in research and creativity and foster an attitude of scholarly inquiry within the community of faculty and students of Andrews University.

The office supports the full spectrum of scholarly activity including the Scholarship of Discovery, the Scholarship of Integration, the Scholarship of Engagement, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This is done through conferences and symposia, grant awards, and much more. 

Andrews University is classified as a Doctoral/Research University (DRU) according to the Carnegie Classification. Learn more

Research Highlights

From developing models to predict seabird behavior to tracking eye movement in cognitive psychology labs; from discovering ancient walls of ancient towns to searching for gravitational waves, Andrews University faculty, staff, and students take seriously the motto "Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, and Change the World." 

Featured Research


Celebration of Research


Undergraduate Research and more!


Faculty Resources

Learn about the opportunities and resources available to faculty members.

Faculty Activity Report (FAR)

Faculty Research Grant (FRG)

External Grant Funding






Student Resources

Learn about the opportunities and resources available to students.

Conference Reimbursement

Undergraduate Research Scholar Award (URS)

Graduate Research Assistantship





Research Compliance

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at Andrews University is committed to helping researchers —faculty, staff, and students comply with all applicable federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)



Grant Opportunities
North American Division Grant Announcement

The North American Division has announced two Small Research Grants in the areas of Services to the Local Church and Youth/Young Adult. The grants range between $2000 and $5000 and are open to faculty, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers in non-academic settings. Students must have the signature of their faculty advisor before submission. The submission process is a two-step process: 1) the applicant must submit a paragraph-long proposal to the NAD for pre-approval 2) if given pre-approval, the applicant must fill out the application form and submit it to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship. The topic proposal deadline is April 15, 2014. View more information


Upcoming Events
Andrews University Summit on Social Consciousness

The Andrews University Summit on Social Consciousness 2014 invites you to attend this year's conference, "The Poor Next Door: Poverty in America," April 9–13. During this summit, expert panelists and presenters will be addressing issues of poverty, economic inequality, psychosocial and spiritual implications of poverty, poverty reduction strategies, economic growth, etc. View more information





The Passion According to Matthew

The Department of Music presents a fully-staged performance of J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, The Passion According to Matthew, on April 18 and 19 at 7 pm at the Howard Peforming Arts Center.  Blending amazing music, probing words sung in English, and a modern staging allows for a fresh and deeply spiritual encounter with this well-known story. View more information


Andrews Research Conference (ARC)

The Office of Research at Andrews University, in cooperation with the Andrews University STEM departments, is hosting a Research Conference on our campus from May 7-11, 2014 for early career researchers in STEM. For more information visit the Andrews Research Conference Website


Biology Research Video

The research of the Biology Department is highlighted in this short film featuring faculty and students engaged in various research projects. View Video



Office of Research in AU News

The Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Symposium was featured in the most recent episode of AU News along with the "Beyond Beliefs" research project conducted by Jan Sigvartsen, Leanne Sigvartsen, and Paul Petersen. View Episode

Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

The Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium was held on Friday, March 7 from 1:30-3:30 pm in Buller Hall. The Symposium featured the research projects of Honors students and Undergraduate Research Scholars. Photos are available on the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship Facebook Page


Beyond Beliefs 1

The full report of the first cohort of the "Beyond Beliefs Study," a comprehensive research project endeavoring to explore how much young people actually know about the official beliefs of the SDA church, has been published by Leanne Sigvartsen, Jan Sigvartsen, and Paul Petersen (Religion Department). The research was conducted at Andrews University and was funded by the North American Division and View more information




Horn Archaeological Museum Featured on Leader Publications

The Horn Archaeological Museum has been featured on Leader Publications in an article entitled, "Uncover the past Andrews University." The article highlights the ancient treasures in the museum's artifact display and tells the story of how the museum began. View Article

Article by Andrews Alum chosen Math Article of the Week

An article published by Andrews alum Danielle Burton (BA English, French, Mathematical Studies 2008; MS Mathematics and Science 2013) and Mathematics Professor Shandelle Henson was chosen as the Mathematics Article of the Week from all Taylor & Francis journals. The article, "A note on the onset of synchrony in avian ovulation cycles," was published in the Journal of Difference Equations and Applications. View Article


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