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  • DEADLINE TODAY! - Applications to Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is still accepting submissions for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 19. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 15-21), 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.

    For more information on Undergraduate Research Week, the URS, and OUR programs, please visit our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is TODAY Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/urs

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

  • Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop - Spring 2018 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 2018 calendar for the Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers 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. 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.

  • Faculty/Program Development Grant 2018/19 - Request for Proposals

    Request for Proposals for Faculty/Program Development Grants for Undergraduate Research 2018/19. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2018.

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

    Research Support Grant (RSG) 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 March 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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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 February 21, 2018 at 11:59pm.

  • Spring 2018 Drop-In Hours for The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: The Social Action Lab is seeking undergraduate research assistants

    Interested in getting valuable research experience? Interested in learning about attitudes, persuasion, behavior, motivation, and more? Want to analyze social media? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, the Social Action Lab may be right for you!

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops - Spring 2018 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Spring 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.

  • The Value of Undergraduate Research Workshop

    During this workshop, we will discuss the importance of conducting research as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois. This will include a discussion of how engaging in research can impact your career development, and how to communicate this value effectively. Students will leave the workshop with (1) a better understanding of how undergraduate research can benefit you both now and following graduation, and (2) an idea of how to effectively communicate the value of research experiences to future employers. This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and The Career Center.

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for summer 2018. The deadline for the University of Illinois campus is February 12, 2018.

  • Drop-in Hours have concluded for Fall 2017

    Drop-in Hours have concluded for Fall 2017