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  • Apply to be a Summer 2023 Community-Academic Scholar!

    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.

  • 2023 Summer Programs at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is seeking undergraduate applicants for two summer 2023 student programs. Please share with your students. See full post for more information.

  • 6th Spring Engineering Research Fair

    The Grainger College of Engineering is hosting the 6th Spring Engineering Research Fair on February 2, 2023, 4:00-6:00PM at Illini Union Rooms ABC. Register today to learn about research opportunities in the College of Engineering.

    More information in the full post.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Writing Across Engineering and Science – Undergraduate Research Position

    The Writing Across Engineering and Science (WAES) research group is looking for an undergraduate research assistant ( We support engineering and science faculty and graduate students as they learn, incorporate, and adapt practices from writing studies research in ways that enrich both their technical learning objectives and their students’ communication skills. We also research the effectiveness of this support.

    For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please see full post.

  • OUR is Hiring Undergraduate Research Ambassadors!

    OUR is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.

    Deadline to apply is Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.

  • Research Opportunity: Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies - Phenotyping

    The research group for Professor Leakey is seeking undergraduates for a paid research experience on Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies this Spring semester.

  • The Spring Engineering Research Fair Is Seeking Presenters & Participants

    The Grainger College of Engineering is hosting the 6th Spring Engineering Research Fair, scheduled for February 2, 2023 at Illini Union Rooms A, B, and, is looking for representatives from research labs/groups, centers/institutes and/or programs to present about their work, conduct a demo, or talk about undergraduate opportunities.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Genomics/Physiology of Nitrogen Metabolism and Photosynthesis

    The Brooks lab is looking for an undergraduate research assistant who is interested in gaining experience in plant physiology and genomics. Work in the lab is aimed at understanding how photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism are coordinated and how these processes will respond to climate change. Duties will include growing plants, helping carry out experiments, analyzing data, and assisting with general laboratory maintenance. Specific techniques that are used in the lab are RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, cloning, and measuring nitrogen and photosynthetic traits by various techniques.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2023 - Now accepting student presenter applications!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 27, 2023. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 23-39, 2023), and brings together students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus 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 and art exhibits), 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 March 10, 2023, at 11:59 pm. 

  • Inaugural cohort of research teams to participate in national advocacy program

    Four teams of Illinois faculty, staff, and undergraduate researchers were selected to take part in a new program to build national awareness of the benefits of undergraduate research as a high-impact educational practice. These four Illinois teams were funded and supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Office of the Provost.