WMU has a strong tradition and commitment to provide undergraduate and graduate students with mentored research and creative activity experiences. Students work alongside faculty on scholarly activities in the laboratory, in the classroom, in field experiences, and in design work. WMU offers opportunities for students to apply for grants to subsidize their engagement in scholarly efforts.

Students may apply for research opportunities as early as their sophomore year. Funding opportunities are available through OVPR, the individual colleges, and the Lee Honors College.