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  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Summer Research Internship Opportunity at Columbia Business School

    Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research.  Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics.  This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply. For more information about this program and to apply, please see full post.

  • Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 - Now accepting student applications!

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 18. The URS is the signature event of Undergraduate Research Week (April 14-20), 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: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/symposium.html 

     

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm. 

  • International and Area Studies Research Certificate

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the International and Area Studies Library (IASL) are excited to unveil the International & Area Studies Research Certificate. This certificate is designed to support students who are already enrolled in a degree program, but are interested in exploring the cultures and languages of the world, as well as the environment, economic and political systems.

    View full post for more information.

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2018 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 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.

  • 2018 Data Visualization Competition

    The Data Visualization Competition is a chance for you to show off your skills in communicating information visually. Undergraduate researchers, show off your data and presentation skills and win up to $500!

    All submissions must be received by September 23, 2018.

    For more information see the poster below and also visit: https://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/events/viz-competition

    The Data Visualization Competition is sponsored by the Scholarly CommonsCITLIllinois Informatics Institute, and Research IT.

  • 2018 Undergraduate Research Week Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our 2018 Undergraduate Research Week award winners! 

  • Archiving your Research Poster or Presentation in Ideals

  • Undergraduate Research Week 2018 (April 15 - 21) - Program is Posted!

    Undergraduate Research Week 2018 is here!

    The Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus events include special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual departments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students’ work. The Undergraduate Research Symposium, URW’s day-long signature event, will see hundreds of students from all academic disciplines share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. A highlight of the Symposium is our special lunch time session, with 3 of our best and brightest demonstrating the range of research that occurs at Illinois, from the arts and social change, to the effect of environmental toxinson developing embryos. We invite you to come be inspired!.

    You can find the program attached to this email, and on our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html

    Stay up-to-date on URW events by following us on Twitter @ugresearch_UI and Facebook @UGResearchIllinois

  • #IMPARTOFIT Social Media Contests 2018

    Dear Researchers,

    The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce its second annual #IMPARTOFIT campaign. All undergraduate students currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are eliglble for a chance to win up to $50 in gift cards and restaraunt vouchers.

    Promote your research or Undergraduate Research Week (including the Undergraduate Research Symposium) presentation for a chance to win! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #IMPARTOFIT and #URS2018 and tell your friends! For instructions on how to be part of it...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drop-in Hours have concluded for Fall 2017

    Drop-in Hours have concluded for Fall 2017

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI) - Undergrad Applications

    Application to URAP @ UI, our undergraduate research apprenticeship program, is now open. Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017.

  • Deadline Approaching - 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 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.

  • Now accepting submissions for Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now 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/researchweek.html

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is 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.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: Health and Social Media Group

    There are currently two research opportunities available from the Social Action Lab. This research group uses a cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge approach to understand the mechanisms that explain thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Further details can be found here.

  • Undergraduate Research Support Grant Fall 2017 applications now being accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting applications for the 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, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

    Deadline for applications will be Thursday, October 19, at 11:59 p.m.

     

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

  • Fall 2017 Drop-In Hours for Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops - Fall 2017 Calendar

    The Office of Undergraduate Research announces its Fall 2017 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.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity on the Genomics of Pathogenic Fungi

    An undergraduate research opportunity is available to study genomes of pathogenic fungi. The project runs for the 2018 calendar year, including summer. Students with sophomore or junior standing for 2018 are eligible for the project. Pre-dental students are especially encouraged to apply. Full details about the project and application information are available at http://vetmed.illinois.edu/fungal-genomes

  • Beckman Program Provides Undergrads with Research Experience, Professional Development

    This summer, 10 undergraduate students performed research at the forefront of advanced imaging and microscopy technologies through the “Discoveries in Bioimaging” Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Funded by the National Science Foundation, the 10-week program, which ended Aug. 4, allowed the students to experience life as a graduate student.

  • 2017 Undergraduate Research Week Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our 2017 Undergraduate Research Week award winners! 

  • #IMPARTOFIT - Undergraduate Research Week

    Dear Presenters,The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce its inaugural #IMPARTOFIT campaign. All students presenting at Undergraduate Research Week events (including the Undergraduate Research Symposium) are eligible for a chance to win a $25, $35, and $50 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore. Promote your research for a chance to win! For instructions on how to be part of it, please see the brochure below (also attached to this post):

     

  • Undergraduate Research Week 2017 (April 23 - 29) - Program is Posted!

    URW 2017 is Coming…..

    Undergraduate Research Week 2017 is almost upon us (April 23-29; with a few early birds beginning this week), and its bigger than ever! URW showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the U of I. Campus events include workshops on getting started in research, special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual departments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students’ work. The Undergraduate Research Symposium, URW’s day-long signature event, will see hundreds of students from all academic disciplines share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. A highlight of the Symposium is our special lunch time session, with 4 of our best and brightest demonstrating the range of research that occurs at Illinois, from the scarcity of African-Americans in STEM fields to the future of renewable energy. We invite you to come be inspired!

    You can find the program attached to this email, and on our website at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html

    Stay up-to-date on URW events by following us on Twitter @ugresearch_UI and Facebook @UGResearchIllinois

  • Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop - April 26, 2017

    In the Getting Started in Research Workshop (GSIRW), we will provide an overview of the various forms 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.

  • Undergraduate Research Support Grant applications now being accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting applications for the 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

    Deadline for applications will be Wednesday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m.

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

  • Spring 2017 Conference Travel Grant Competition

  • Joint Area Centers Symposium on Governing Globalization – Call for Undergraduate Research Presentation and Poster Proposals

    LAS Global Studies would like to invite paper and poster proposals from undergraduate students at the University of Illinois  for the  Joint-Area Centers Symposium on Governing Globalization, organized by the Center for Global Studies (CGS). The symposium will be held on March 31 and April 1. There are two opportunities for undergraduate participation at the event, the first of which is a four speaker panel to be held on Friday, March 31 and the second being a research poster session on Saturday, April 1.  

    Please see the attached Call for Proposals for more information.

    Proposals for papers and posters are due by February 28, 2017.

  • Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours for Office of Undergraduate Research

  • 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: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8203064 

    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: http://researchdataservice.illinois.edu/ 

  • “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: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

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

    Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

  • 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. 

     

  • NCSA - SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) Program Open House on March 31

    Undergraduate students along with faculty and staff mentors are invited to join us for a SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) Program Open House on March 31 from 3-5pm in the NCSA atrium. Undergraduates are encouraged to come learn about available projects and discuss their interests with program mentors. Students will be able to learn about NCSA research projects, and discuss available research positions. Snacks will be provided. 

    For more information, please visit http://spin.ncsa.illinois.edu/.

  • Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

    Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

    Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further? Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region? Apply today to join the undergraduate international area studies workshop which will take place from May 16 - 20, 2016. Details on application and benefits inside.

     

  • Research opportunity in toxicology undergraduates from under-represented minorities

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Toxicology (SURE Tox) program at the University of Illinois will provide high quality research experiences for under-represented minority junior and senior undergraduate students during the summer academic break.  The program involves active participation by faculty members from several departments and colleges at the University of Illinois, all of whom have expertise in toxicology and experience training undergraduate students.  The program also interacts with the PEER and the Environmental Toxicology Program.

  • 2016 SURF-Abroad Suspended

    We regret to announce that we are suspending the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship-Abroad (SURF-A). We hope to offer it again in summer 2017. 

  • Image of Research – UR Edition Competition 2016

    The Image of Research - UR Edition 2016 is now taking submissions.

    Have you constructed data visualizations for your research? Have you taken photos of your original student work? 

    Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the images relates to the research.

    Awards: First prize: $300 Second prize: $200 Additionally, there may be up to two honorable mentions.

    All submissions will be displays at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21, 2016. 

    See examples of past winners and all submissions: http://imageofresearch.omeka.net/

    Submission form: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/48397

    Deadline for submissions: 12pm CST Sunday, March 27, 2016

    For more information, please see the Image of Research-UR website

    Questions should be addressed to sc@library.illinois.edu

    The Image of Research is organized by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Office of Undergraduate Research and is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications Now Open

    Office of Undergraduate Research - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Applications Now Open. 

  • Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Internships in Bio-Humanities, 2016-17

    Are you a life science or bio-engineering major interested in philosophy, politics, history, and literature?  Are you a humanities major who also dabbles in biochemistry, molecular biology, endocrinology, or neuroscience? Are you interested in exploring how the sciences and the humanities are together generating new areas of research?

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is looking for undergraduate interns to work with its Bio-humanities research group for the academic year 2016–2017.DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 1, 2016.