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  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI) - Undergrad Applications

    The application for URAP @ UI, our undergraduate research apprenticeship program, is now open. Deadline for applications is Monday, October 15, 2018.

  • Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop Schedule - Fall 2018

    Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop

    The Office of Undergraduate Research has partnered with The Writing Center to offer a workshop for undergraduate students focused on research writing skills. In this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

  • Fall 2018 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    Research Support Grant (RSG) and Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop** This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs. We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

    For details and eligibility requirements please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

    The deadline for applications is October 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

    ** In collaboration with the Writers Workshop, the Office of Undergraduate Research is offering a Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop. We encourage all students interested in applying to the RSG to enroll in this free workshop. During this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. For details and information on how to apply, please visit our workshops page: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

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    Conference Travel Grant (CTG) This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work.

    For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG

    The deadline for applications is October 10, 2018 at 11:59pm.

  • Position for ECE Undergraduate Researcher in ChBE Surface Science Laboratory

    Undergraduate Researcher position available for ECE student. Student should have working knowledge of elementary circuit theory and be able to construct circuit components such as differential amplifers.

  • Fall 2018 Research Assistants Needed For Prof. Ravi Mehta in Marketing

    Marketing Professor Ravi Mehta is seeking motivated, conscientious, and responsible undergraduate research assistants to help with research and gain valuable research experience in Fall 2018. The current research projects explore various topics in consumer behavior and marketing in general.

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2018 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2018 calendar for the Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW). These workshops provide an overview of the various forms of undergraduate research that take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and guide students to develop a plan of action to locate relevant research opportunities on campus and discuss ways to contact faculty research mentors.

  • 2018 Data Visualization Competition

    The Data Visualization Competition is a chance for you to show off your skills in communicating information visually. Undergraduate researchers, show off your data and presentation skills and win up to $500!

    All submissions must be received by September 23, 2018.

    For more information see the poster below and also visit: https://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/events/viz-competition

    The Data Visualization Competition is sponsored by the Scholarly CommonsCITLIllinois Informatics Institute, and Research IT.

  • 2018 Undergraduate Research Week Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our 2018 Undergraduate Research Week award winners! 

  • Archiving your Research Poster or Presentation in Ideals

  • Undergraduate Research Week 2018 (April 15 - 21) - Program is Posted!

    Undergraduate Research Week 2018 is here!

    The Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus events include special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual departments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students’ work. The Undergraduate Research Symposium, URW’s day-long signature event, will see hundreds of students from all academic disciplines share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. A highlight of the Symposium is our special lunch time session, with 3 of our best and brightest demonstrating the range of research that occurs at Illinois, from the arts and social change, to the effect of environmental toxinson developing embryos. We invite you to come be inspired!.

    You can find the program attached to this email, and on our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html

    Stay up-to-date on URW events by following us on Twitter @ugresearch_UI and Facebook @UGResearchIllinois