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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
2014 BEST Early Research Symposium

The 2014 BEST Early Imagine Different Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm in A-107 Chemistry Lecutre Hall, Halenz Hall. View Flyer








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


Art Student Featured in Local Exhibition

Lynda Lee, an Andrews University undergraduate student studying visual arts and chemistry, was recently accepted into the Michigan Emerging Graduate Artist (MEGA) Juried Exhibition hosted by the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Collective of Kendall College of Art and Design at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids for two of her oil paintings completed this year. View Article




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


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



Recent Publications
Article published in Crime and Delinquency

Duane McBride, Research Professor of Sociology, recently co-authored an article that was published in the April issue of Crime and Delinquency. The article is entitled "Do State Policies Matter in Prosecutor-Reported Juvenile Marijuana Case Disposition?" View Article



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


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