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Sport Management Research Opportunities & Collaborations

Morris is a NCAA Division III school and competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC)

More than 350 Morris students participate in 19 sports teams, 10 for women and 9 for men. The active athletics programs at Morris mean opportunities to put class work into practice.

You are strongly encouraged to pursue your academic interests more deeply by engaging in research and projects that will enhance your knowledge of the field and help you begin to build a network of peers and professionals that can get you started toward a successful career.


Sport management students interested in doing directed study on an independent research project will work with an advisor to develop a viable program plan. Financial support for student research is available through many venues. University funding opportunities are consolidated by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE).

  • The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is a University-wide program which provides academically talented students the opportunity to earn up to $1,400 assisting faculty with scholarly and creative projects.
  • The Morris Academic Partners program (MAP) is unique to the Morris campus and provides paid research partnerships to academically talented, qualified third-year students. The standard stipend is $2,000.
  • A Morris Student Administrative Fellow, or MSAF, is a student who works with faculty and/or staff on administrative and managerial projects. The work that students perform will contribute to that student’s career goals and provide valuable experience in a number of administrative tasks. The MSAF program is open to all students in good academic standing.
  • Student work at Morris has also been funded by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Community Assistance Program (CAP). Faculty research funding obtained independently via grants or from other awards may also create paid positions for students to assist in research projects.