Research Skills

Research Awards

Throughout the year, the Graduate School honors outstanding students with a variety of fellowships, awards and competitions, including the following research awards:


NSF Research Security Training Modules

: four interactive online research security training modules for US researchers. These modules are designed to facilitate principled international collaboration in an open, transparent and secure environment that safeguards the nation’s research ecosystem. Familiarize yourself with the guidance the Graduate School provides on authorship, including this essential authorship agreement. A wealth of resources for graduate-level researchers can be found at Atkins Library, including:

  • Subject Librarians – Contact your librarian for in-person, in-depth, subject-specific research assistance.
  • Graduate Resources Guide – This guide from Atkins Library provides information and resources to support Graduate Students in their research.
  • Citation and Style Guides – Here you will find links to the major style guides, as well as a list of free online citation tools and EndNote workshops.
  • Publishing Information – Especially information about Open Access publishing.
  • Niner Commons – Our institutional repository, where all theses and dissertations are deposited, as well as many works by faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergrads.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – If the Library doesn’t have something you’re looking for, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can try to get it for you for your research or private study. Students, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte can use ILL to borrow almost anything from other libraries for free.
  • Ask Atkins FAQs – Atkins Library provides a section of Frequently Asked Questions dedicated to graduate students providing information about library resources.

Center for Professional and Applied Ethics

– Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics hosts webinars and workshops devoted to a wide range of topics and is a great resource for any scholar.

Research Integrity Office – Committed to upholding the highest standards of research integrity and is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct including plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication of research materials.