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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 Arts and Research Symposium (StARS) to showcase your work.



Video from Grant Application Workshop November 28, 2012
Part 1:
Applying for an undergraduate student research grant -
Dr. Keenan Dungey

Part 2:
Undergraduate research with humans or animals: the IRB -
Dr. Frances Shen

Student workshop on undergraduate research in January for summer applications.

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.

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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.”

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Off-campus training

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