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  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Summer Research Fellowship - National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for summer 2020.  The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

    Application Deadline: February 3, 2020.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2020 - Now accepting student applications!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 30. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 26-May 2), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, as well as corporate partners and sponsors, to learn more about undergraduate research and its potential to change the world. Over the course of the day, students present their work in concurrent oral and poster presentations (including creative performances), the breadth and scope of which reflect not only the wide range of academic disciplines at the University of Illinois, but also speak to the caliber of our undergraduates. 


    All undergraduate students currently involved with research are eligible to present. For more information on the URS, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: 


    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Sunday March 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm. 

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic (Summer 2020)

    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic The Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.

    Applications are due December 15, 2019

    Learn more and apply at:

    For questions, please contact: LeaAnn Carson

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Community-Academic Scholars (Summer 2020)

    The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative provides undergraduates with an opportunity to gain research experience while addressing critical issues in our community. Scholars from disciplines across campus work with faculty and community mentors to contribute to projects related to health equity, brain health, and poverty or social inequity. This includes research projects, program evaluations, needs assessments, or similar projects. In most cases, applicants will be involved in ongoing research projects or supporting an established collaboration between faculty and community partner, but there are limited opportunities to join existing collaborations. Applications are due February 1, 2020

    Learn more and apply at:

    For questions, please contact: Emily Stone (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute)

  • 12 Undergraduates and OUR Director Among Those Named NCSA Fiddler Innovation Fellows for AY2019-2020

    This year’s class of undergraduate Fiddler Fellows includes 12 students from a variety of disciplines, spanning from Architecture to Engineering and even the humanities. Fiddler Innovation Graduate Student Fellowship Awards were also presented to three graduate students, and the Fiddler Innovation Faculty Fellowship was awarded to five faculty members.

    The undergraduate award, which consists of a $1,000 stipend, was given to students whose research at NCSA crossed over into multiple disciplines, encouraging exploration of new topics and innovation. Awardees from this year studied everything from real-time immersive virtual environments for education and learning to food insecurity on college campuses.

  • Drop-In Hours Today 10/31/2019

    Drop-in hours today will shortened today from 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM. Happy Halloween; Stay Spooky!

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Discovery and Engineering of Biomolecules by Synthetic Biology

    The Zhao lab in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is currently seeking undergraduate students who are interested in synthetic biology. They are offering a research assistant position mainly for natural product discovery and biomolecular engineering and will offer 3 or 4 credit hours (hours negotiable) for this position. Sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.8 and above are welcomed for application. Please email with your CV attached if you are interested.

  • Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate is now accepting student applications to the Research Support and Conference Travel Grants for the Fall 2019 semester. For more information including how to apply for funding, please view the full article.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Sport Sociology: Figure Skating, Judges, & Music Selection

    The Clarke research group is currently in need of undergraduate research assistants interested in sport sociology, sport management and policy, musicology - particularly students interested in issues of race and culture in international and olympic sport. The first phase of this project will involve analyzing information about the International level judges in figure skating. The second part of the project will be a content analysis of music selections for all World Championship and Olympic Ice Dancing teams from 1976-present. The purpose of the project is to analyze music selection trends over time in relation to available demographic information about the judges.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Sociology of Mental Health X Science & Technology Studies

    The Clarke research group is currently in need of assistants for the academic year who are interested in Science & Technology Studies and in the Sociology of Mental Health, particularly depression. This project focuses on a discourse analysis of exercise science publications including meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and individual Randomized Controlled Trials that focus on exercise interventions for depression and/or depressive symptoms.