Interested in doing research with impact this summer? The Community-Academic Scholars Initiative (organized by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute) matches undergraduates with research projects designed to directly benefit community members served by the partner organization. We are pleased to announce that the Summer 2023 student application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.
This year’s program includes 15 powerful projects submitted by academic mentors across the University of Illinois and their community collaborators. Projects address a range of topics, including teen substance use, household stability, food security, technology and aging, youth psychosocial development, physical health among people with disabilities, assistive robots, educational equity, maternal health, and cultural humility.
In addition to developing applied research experience, scholars meet weekly to connect with each other, seek guidance from program leaders, and to hear from invited speakers. Scholars also receive a $4,000 stipend to offset the cost of housing and/or living expenses during the program.
If you are interested in applying to be a Community-Academic Scholar, be sure to:
- Review eligibility and program requirements on the website.
- Read the project descriptions and the scholar's role within each project to find projects that most appeal to you and best match your strengths and background.
- If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to view the info session recording for application insights and tips.
- Finally, be sure to submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/Community-AcademicScholars