Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Workshop!

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 (5:00-6:15PM)

106B1 ENGINEERING HALL

Learn about undergraduate research opportunities for international students!   

Special Guests:

Dr. Natasha Mamaril, Coordinator of Engineering Undergraduate Research

Ege Gungor Onal (Bioengineering)

Kazuki Shin (Computer Engineering)

Sara Linares Calero (ECE)

Rishabh Rajagopalan (Computer Science)

If you missed out on the event, no worries! Click here to see the presentation so you can stay up-to-date.

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Undergraduate Research/Conference Travel 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, eligibility requirements, and information on how to apply please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

Spring 2019 Competition:

  • January 22 – Application Opens.
  • March 8 at 11:59PM – Deadline for applications.
  • April 10 – Awardees of spring competition will be notified.

Fall 2019 Competition:

  • September 3 – Application Opens.
  • October 18 at 11:59 PM – Deadline for applications.
  • November 18 – Awardees of fall competition will be notified.

Disbursement of funds for awards granted: within 30 business days of travel receipts received by Office of Undergraduate Research. Awards given to international students may take longer.

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu


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 information on how to apply please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG

Spring 2019 Competition:

  • January 22 – Application Opens.
  • February 21 at 11:59PM – Deadline for applications.
  • March 8 – Awardees of spring competition will be notified.

Fall 2019 Competition:

  • September 3 – Application Opens.
  • October 2 at 11:59 PM – Deadline for applications.
  • October 17 – Awardees of fall competition will be notified.

Disbursement of funds for awards granted: within 30 business days of travel receipts received by Office of Undergraduate Research. Awards given to international students may take longer.

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu


Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Opportunities, 2017-2018 Highlights

 

Engineering Undergraduate Research at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

More than 50% of undergraduate students do research in Engineering at Illinois!  Research opportunities and internships are available, including over 2,000 interdisciplinary research projects, in over 60 laboratories, research centers, and institutes across campus.  For more information, contact Dr. Natasha Mamaril, nmamaril@illinois.edu.

 


Center for Plasma-Material Interactions at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

CPMI employs undergraduate research assistants during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Successful candidates must have an interest in plasma science and semiconductor research, be a full-time, degree-seeking, UIUC undergraduate student. Interested individuals may inquire about openings to Josh Gasienica, gasienc2@illinois.edu.

 


Cline Center for Democracy

Research opportunities and internships are available for undergraduate students. The center’s research activities encompass several areas including monitoring civil unrest around the world; tracking the over-time development of economic, political, and social indicators for 165 countries; and developing new machine algorithms and analysis tools for studying the tens of millions of articles in the Cline Center’s global news archive. For more information about research and internship opportunities email Sheila Roberts at sarobert@illinois.edu at the Cline Center for Democracy.

 


Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois

Undergraduate students of any major interested in researching on campus are encouraged to review the department’s research areas and faculty listing to find out about multi-disciplinary research options in chemical biology and in analytical, inorganic, materials, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry. The department’s laboratories conduct inter-disciplinary research with other departments including Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, as well as the Beckman Institute, the Materials Research Laboratory, and the Institute for Genomic Biology.

 


Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the College of Applied Health Sciences

Faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health study all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement across the lifespan. Explore six research groups and thirteen labs to find undergraduate research opportunities at the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health.

 


eDream Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

eDream Institute is engaged in promoting arts that are conceived, created, and conveyed through digital technologies. eDream works with various Colleges and programs including College of Fine and Applied Arts, Engineering, and the College of Media and encourages undergraduate research.

 


Energy Bioscience Institute: Illinois

Since programs and projects evolve and new ones are added, undergraduate students are encouraged to check the EBI Undergraduate Work and Internship Opportunities list frequently. Inquiries should be sent to the professors of the research areas in which the student wants to work.

 


Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining (LCDM)

LCDM applies computational technologies to extract cosmological information from the large astrophysical data sets. The laboratory is currently interested in students with strong programming experience for projects in cloud computing, computer vision, machine learning, or the statistical analysis of time series data. Students interested in joining the LCDM should contact Professor Brunner bigdog@Illinois.edu directly.

 


NCSA SPIN—Students Pushing Innovation

Paid research internships available to UIUC undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research and development projects in areas including supercomputing, data analytics, visualization, cybersecurity, and other areas of interest to NCSA. Interested undergraduate students from any major on campus eligible to apply.

 


Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) – International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition

The IGB hosts an undergraduate team composed of students from a variety of colleges who conduct important synthetic biology research that has the potential to revolutionize the biotechnology industry.

 


Prairie Research Institute

The Prairie Research Institute was established in 2008 at the University of Illinois. Current Institute research and service include a number of prominent projects, including a multi-million dollar Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to study carbon dioxide storage; major archeological work for the construction of the new Mississippi River Bridge at St. Louis; water supply planning in several regions of Illinois including the Northeast; development of technologies and service programs to green industry; updating floodplain mapping for the state of Illinois; and understanding and managing Asian Carp and other invasive species.

 


Research as Students at Illinois (RIS)–Registered Student Organization

To support the members of the undergraduate community at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in their pursuit of research.

 


College of Fine and Applied Arts – Action Research Illinois

 

East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP)

ESLARP is a program of sustained engagement with distressed urban areas through service learning and action research.

 


Metro East Citizens Air Quality Project

This project aims to promote and support local and regional efforts to address air pollution through community engagement, education programs and air monitoring throughout the Metro-East area.

 


Gies College of Business – University of Illinois

 

Office of Accounting Research

Accounting research examines how accounting information is generated, measured, organized, and disclosed.

 


Beckman Institute

More than 440 undergraduate students conduct research at the Beckman Institute. Undergraduate researchers greatly impact the scientific community by contributing to scientific discoveries and writing scholar papers. Undergraduate students are encouraged to explore undergraduate research opportunities at the Beckman Institute.

 


Erik Haferkamp Memorial Fund at the Beckman Institute

The fund supports undergraduate research in neuroscience at the Beckman Institute.

 


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