Academic Quests


Remote research is like being a mad scientist, but instead of a secret lab, you’re hunched over your laptop in your secret pajama hideout. It’s like exploring the Amazon jungle, but you’re exploring the depths of Wikipedia, and instead of dodging snakes, you’re dodging distractions like cat videos.

So, put on your thinking cap (or a silly hat if you prefer), and let’s embark on a quest for wisdom in the digital wilderness!


Unlocking the World of
Academic Exploration for Students
Empowering Students Through Research Programs

Academic Quests takes pride in collaborating with international organisations to provide enriching opportunities for students.

The International Research Institute of North Carolina (IRI-NC) is a remote research organization that provides exceptional research opportunities for students worldwide. With a focus on connecting students directly with top-tier university faculty, IRI-NC offers a range of programs designed to enhance research skills and cultivate a passion for inquiry. Through mentorship, networking, and active participation, students gain valuable research experience, contributing to their personal and professional growth.

Introduction to Research Program

Objective: Develop a research question and produce a literature review.

Mentorship: Work with a graduate student mentor in an allied lab.

Duration: Flexible schedules, with options for 4-week or 8-week programs.

One of the flagship programs at IRI-NC is the Introduction to Research Program. This program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the research process. Participants work closely with experienced mentors who guide them through the various stages of research, from formulating research questions to analysing data and presenting findings.

Research Assistant Program

Objective: Publish a peer-reviewed paper on a chosen research question.

Mentorship: One-on-one meetings with university faculty.

Participation: Attend lab meetings, contribute to lab publications, and attend conferences.

Duration: 4-week or 8-week programs available.

Another prominent program offered by IRI-NC is the Research Assistant Program. This program is open to graduate students and provides them with the opportunity to work alongside faculty members on cutting-edge research projects. Research assistants contribute to ongoing research efforts and gain valuable insights into their respective fields.


Direct Connection: IRI-NC facilitates direct collaboration between students and esteemed university faculty.

Publishing Opportunities: The Research Assistant program aims to publish peer-reviewed papers, offering a chance to make a significant contribution to the academic field.

Mentorship and Networking: Students receive guidance from mentors and have networking opportunities with principal investigators.

Flexibility: The program offers flexible learning schedules to accommodate students’ needs.

Letters of Recommendation: Students may have the opportunity to obtain letters of recommendation, which can enhance their future academic and professional endeavours.


If you are a teenage student (ages 14-19) or a recent high school graduate, the International Research Institute of North Carolina (IRI-NC) offers research programs that could be a great opportunity for you. Fluency in English, both speaking and writing, is required as all the work at IRI-NC happens in English.

The institute accepts applicants without a minimum GPA or required experience/coursework, so all interested individuals will be considered. Having coursework in biology and/or higher math/statistics could make it easier for you to understand the research literature.

If you are interested in medicine or health-related careers, such as clinical care fields or biomedical engineering, IRI-NC will be particularly relevant and exciting for you!

*Applications are on a rolling admissions basis.

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