Research Support Grants

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: <>


The deadline for applications is March 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to <>

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: <>

The deadline for applications is February 21, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Questions may be addressed to <>


Weekly Drop-in Hours

Beginning this week, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will hold drop-in hours every Thursday and Friday from 1 – 4pm. Staff from OUR will be available to answer student questions regarding services offered by the office (i.e. workshops, student grants, symposium presentations, etc), as well as general questions about getting started with research opportunities on campus. Details can be found at: <>

Students should check in at the reception desk on the 5th floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright Street (offices of Campus Advising). All other appointments will be by reservation only; contact <>

We also invite students and academic advisors to subscribe to our blog to keep current with all OUR announcements, including current conference travel grant and fellowship competitions: <>

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