Student Research Resources

Mason provides university-level undergraduate and graduate student research support.



Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR)

OSCAR provides students the opportunity to connect with faculty and to the research and creative mission of the institution. Students will see their education as a process of discovery, inquiry, and synthesis; these are the core values of the Mason student experience. Faculty engage students in current and relevant activities using new paradigms of instruction and active modeling of critical thinking.



Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President 

Graduate student fellowships and grants are awarded to enhance academic performance, promote research of consequence, and advance professional development.

Office of Graduate Fellowships

Graduate fellowships are awards that provide support to master's and doctoral students for research, writing, fieldwork, language study, professional development, or independent projects undertaken in conjunction with a degree program. The Office of Graduate Fellowships works to increase awareness, participation, and success in extramural fellowship competitions among Mason's graduate students, with an emphasis on nationally competitive awards.

Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Conference

This event showcases Mason’s graduate students’ outstanding scholarly, research, and creative works and features the final round of Mason’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, which challenges graduate students to present their dissertation or thesis research in three minutes.