Academic Research Projects enhance research skills and provide an applied research experience.


Academic Research Project; paid/unpaid; projects are under guidance of approved faculty mentor.

  • Typically, undergrad students or grad students with academic department permission.
  • Qualifies as ECCE engaged experience /elective (undergraduate students) or general elective requirement.
  • Learn more about projects.


  • Gain research experience, explore career paths, develop research and transferable skills, and contribute to the future of the world.
  • Examples: Collaborate in research projects with UIS faculty members or faculty at other institutions; self-designed research project.
  • Flexible option for students with time constraints and competing demands.
  • An enhanced resume setting you apart from others.

Related Course(s)

Requirements/ Prerequisites

  • Prerequisites vary by academic major but typically require completion of at least 3 core courses.
  • Must be related to field of study.

Finding Opportunities

  • Independent student search/created project.
  • Request OEL personalized assistance to search/locate projects.

How to apply/ register