Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) 2018 – strict deadline of Friday, February 16

Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) 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.

  • Question – Can I present multiple research projects?
    • Answer – Yes, students may apply to present multiple projects. This can be done by submitting multiple applications to the symposium application portal.
  • Question – I have not yet completed my research project; am I still eligible to present at the symposium?
    • Answer – Absolutely! We encourage students to present in-progress as well as completed research or creative inquiry projects.
  • Question – Who is eligible to present?
    • Answer – All undergraduates enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the current academic year are eligible to present, including those graduating the preceding December. Visiting students who are not officially enrolled but are currently participating in an undergraduate team research project, may present their work as long as one member of the project team is a currently enrolled student.
  • Question – Is the symposium open to projects in the fine and applied arts?
    • Answer – Absolutely! We encourage fine and applied arts students to submit applications to present at the symposium. We will work with student presenters to provide the appropriate spaces and materials needed for the presentation or performance.

Other common FAQ’s can be found at: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/urs-faq.html


If you are looking 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 THIS Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at http://go.illinois.edu/urs

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