UIS supports student research through grants for research supplies, travel, and printing costs. Also, the Undergraduate Research Support Program provides workshops to help you at the different stages of a research project. Finally, UIS sponsors an annual Student Technology, Arts, and Research Symposium (STARS) to showcase your work.


Alchemist Review

The Alchemist Review is a journal of literary fiction, poetry, and visual arts dedicated to publishing dynamic works by emerging writers and artists in the University of Illinois Springfield community. With an appreciation for print culture, as well as digital technologies and mixed media, The Alchemist Review provides a forum for collaboration and exploration within the ever-evolving world of literary publishing. The journal is edited by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois Springfield. For more information, visit


Grant Application Workshop

November 28, 2012
Part 1:
Applying for an undergraduate student research grant  (video)

Dr. Keenan Dungey

Part 2:
Undergraduate research with humans or animals: the IRB (video)

Dr. Frances Shen

Research, Wings, and Other Things

November 28, 2017

Part 1:

Introductions (video)

Undergraduate Research, Career Development Center, Internships Office

Part 2:


Student and Alumni Panel


Faculty development workshops on grant writing, publishing, and mentoring undergraduate research students are offered periodically. Check the Faculty Development Office website for this semester’s schedule of events.


Other funding opportunities:

  • Emerging Scholars Fellowship
  • ISAS
  • Sigma Xi
  • Check with your professional society
  • The UIS Grants and Contracts Office can assist faculty and students in seeking external funding for research. Their website includes information on preparing proposals, policies at UIS, as well as links to the Institutional Review Board for research with human subjects, and the Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals.”




Off-campus training