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  • Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program (IURA)

    The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new 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 the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. Applications are due December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at

    Questions may be addressed to; 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:

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


    Questions may be addressed to

  • We are hiring a Curriculum/Program Development Intern

    The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking an undergraduate student to assist with program and curriculum development projects. Student may be asked to perform other related duties as assigned. Please include your hourly availability/preferred working hours from 9AM- 5PM M-F. This position is paid at $12/hr.

    Deadline for applications will be Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5pm

  • 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!

  • 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