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  • Office of Undergraduate Research COVID-19 Operational Updates

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Molecular plant physiology and cloning with RIPE

    Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) is an international research project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that is engineering crops to be more productive by improving photosynthesis, the natural process all plants use to convert sunlight into energy and yields. This work is aimed at improving livelihoods of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by providing greater yields of staple crops including Cassava and cowpea.

    The Long lab based in the Institute for Genomic Biology is looking for several motivated undergraduate students to fill two hourly paid positions. For position information and to apply, please see full post.

  • Virtual 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    The 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place April 27 through May 1 and will be hosted through Compass2g. Our annual symposium celebrates undergraduate excellence and innovation in research at the University of Illinois and provides a great opportunity for the campus community to learn from our student scholars. 

    While we have been quite challenged by the scale of moving such a large event into a virtual medium, we are also inspired by the dedication of the Illinois community in supporting our students at such a historical moment.  We hope this online space, at the very least, honors the essence and integrity of our in-person event.

    When: Student video presentations will be on display April 27 through May 1. We will be hosting a 1-hour Zoom presentation to kick off the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium from 12pm - 1pm on Monday, April 27. Link will be posted below once it is available.

    Where: The 2020 URS will be hosted through Compass2g. To access the symposium, please follow the instructions at: https://go.illinois.edu/Accessing2020URS to enroll in the symposium "course". This will allow you to see the student presentations and provide feedback to presenters.

    Thank you for your continued support of our office and its symposium.

  • Now Accepting Applications to Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program (IURA)

    The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURA) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent the U of I's diverse array of disciplines.

    Applications are due March 16, 2020 at 11:59pm.

  • RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY: Discovery and Engineering of Biomolecules by Synthetic Biology

    The Zhao lab in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is currently seeking undergraduate students who are interested in synthetic biology. They are offering a research assistant position mainly for natural product discovery and biomolecular engineering and will offer 3 or 4 credit hours (hours negotiable) for this position. Sophomores and juniors with GPA 3.8 and above are welcomed for application. Please email hren6@illinois.edu with your CV attached if you are interested.

  • Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    The Office of Undergraduate is now accepting student applications to the Research Support and Conference Travel Grants for the Fall 2019 semester. For more information including how to apply for funding, please view the full article.

  • Spring 2019 - Undergraduate Research Support Grant and Conference Travel Grant - Applications being Accepted

    Research Support Grant (RSG) and Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop** 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, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

    ** In collaboration with the Writers Workshop, the Office of Undergraduate Research is offering a Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop. We encourage all students interested in applying to the RSG to enroll in this free 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. For details and information on how to apply, please visit our workshops page: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/workshops.html

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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, 2019 at 11:59pm.

     

  • Student Appointments / Drop-in Hours with The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity at the Mayo Clinic!

  • New Undergraduate Research Opportunity for Fall 2015

  • Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH)

    Conference opportunity for students involved in digital humanities reearch and projects!

     

  • Call for Papers -- Undergraduate Research Conference Opportunity

  • Undergraduate Research Course

  • New Undergrad Research Opportunity Fall 2015

  • New Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Facilitating Student Growth and Elevating Access: The Inaugural Edition of Peer Review

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

    Deadline for applications to Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (formerly SURP), are due February 20.