Image of Research – Undergraduate Edition: Now Open for Entries!

In conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Scholarly Commons is pleased to announce the Image of Research Undergraduate Edition competition for 2017!


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

Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2017. Announcement of the winners will occur via email at the end of March and there will be a reception during the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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

For more information about this year’s competition, or to submit an entry, visit the Image of Research – UR Edition website. Past entries and winners can be viewed in IDEALS.

Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Digital Humanities Symposium

If you’re an undergraduate interested in the digital humanities, the Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) is hosting their second annual conference, with the theme of “Possibilities of Undergraduate Digital Humanities.” The conference will be held from January 20-22, 2017 at Washington and Lee University. Undergraduate students with an interest in the digital humanities are encouraged to apply today; applications close November 14, 2016. Applicants should have a 250 word abstract, as well as a 1-2 page proposal ready for submission.

The UNRH was founded in 2015 and serves as a network for undergraduates to reimagine their role in humanities research by aggregating, presenting, and promoting undergraduate research.

If you are interested in the digital humanities and would like to submit a proposal, the Scholarly Commons can help! Either email Eleanor Dickson or Harriett Green, our digital humanities specialists, or submit a consultation request on our website.