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  • Working with Data for Undergrads! Creating Data Documentation

    Writing project, code, and data documentation doesn’t need to be the worst part of your day. This hands on workshop will give you experience using various types of documentation, discuss strategies for writing documentation, and get you started writing a template for your projects. Bring a dataset you’d like to work with but examples will be provided.

    Join us for this interactive session that will give you concrete answers to your data questions!

    DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4-5pm

    Registration is free: 

    LOCATION: 314 Main Library - The workshop will be held in the Main Library, Library 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.

    For more information: 

  • “Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper” Workshop

    Global Studies will be offering a writing workshop titled “Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper” on Thursday, October 20th from 2pm to 3:30pm in 223 Gregory Hall. This workshop is a part of the LAS Student Success Workshop series and help students write fact-based college-level papers. We will discuss tips to research for class assignments, creating coherent arguments and methods for staying on track with submission deadlines. Students attending this session must bring a term/research paper they have been working on at the time of the workshop.

  • Undergraduates, publish your research at Re:Search

    Are you an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois looking to publish your work? Re:Search, the Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at the University of Illinois, is seeking submissions for its fourth annual publication! Re:Search is an undergraduate-produced, peer-reviewed online journal that is designed to annually publish works exclusively authored by undergraduate students.

  • New Undergraduate Research Support Grant! Applications now being accepted!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) announces its new Research Support Grant (RSG), which replaces the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship-Abroad (SURF-A), and Research Travel Grant. The goals for this new grant are to provide 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.  There will be two application cycles every academic year – one at the beginning of the Fall semester, and one at the beginning of the Spring semester.

    For details and eligibility requirements please visit:

    Deadline for applications will be Monday, November 14, at 11:59 p.m.

    Questions may be addressed to

  • Fall 2016 Conference Travel Grant Competition

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity on Bacterial Motility

    The laboratory of Professor Yann Chemla in the Department of Physics is offering an opportunity for an undergraduate to work on a research project on bacterial motility. We work on studying motion of bacteria at both the single cell and population level using sophisticated instrumentation tailored for particular applications. A major focus of our work is on studying how the motion of the bacteria changes in response to environmental cues such as chemicals and light.  

  • Undergrads, publish your research! The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions.

    The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research is accepting student manuscript submissions from any discipline for publication in their 2017 issue. We encourage all UIUC undergraduate students to discuss publication opportunities with their mentors. Remember, there are many benefits to publishing your work including:

    1. To help improve writing and research skills.

    2. To experience the scholarly publication process.

    3. To connect with professors and researchers.

    4. To display leadership and initiative.

    5. To professionalize the undergraduate experience.

    6. To inform a future career path.


  • HackCulture - Humanities Focused Hackathon

    Calling all undergraduate humanists! HackCulture 2016, a humanities focused hackathon will take place from 3:00pm October 1st to 3:00pm on October 22nd. Deadline for applications: 5:00pm, September 16.

  • 2016 Undergraduate Research Week Award Winners

  • URS Poster Presenters: Archive Your Presentation

    Congratulations on presenting your work at the recent Undergraduate Research Symposium! Would you like to make your presentation available online? Submit your poster – or any undergraduate work! – to the institutional repository. Find out how to submit your work to IDEALS.