Undergraduate Research Support Program

National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2017
UIS students at NCUR 2017

Undergraduate Research Student Opportunities

  • UIS supports student research through the USR fund, which covers research supplies, travel, and printing costs.

The Undergraduate Research Support Program provides workshops to help you at the different stages of a research project. We also have events to help you find a research mentor. Finally, UIS sponsors an annual Student Technology, Arts, and Research Symposium (STARS) to showcase your work. Sign up today to find out more about the Undergraduate Research Certificate Program.

Learn how to register for research internships and earn ECCE Experiential Learning credit through the Internships office (https://www.uis.edu/cas/ipl/).

Please consider nominating your research mentor for the annual UIS Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor award.

Get Involved!

The Research Society is a student organization that supports the research, scholarly, and creative activities of UIS students. The organization is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and they are currently welcoming new members from all disciplines. Check out the latest news and events on Facebook and UIS Connection. UIS students can join the organization through UIS Connection.

Follow us on Twitter @UIS_URSP and read our blog.

Student Focus

Senior business administration major Turner Clark says he feels fortunate for the undergraduate research opportunities he’s had at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Since the start of Spring Semester 2018, Clark has been working with Associate Professor of Management Nathan Steele and Assistant Professor of Management Sudeep Sharma to investigate “The Role of Personality Traits in Predicting Negotiation Effectiveness.”

“I think that every student benefits from the close working relationship that we have with our professors and I think that will benefit us for the rest of our lives,” he said.

Clark recently presented his research at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Day at the Illinois State Capitol. He also had the opportunity to present research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April 2017.

Learn more about Turner on the UIS Leadership Lived webpage.

Learn More!

Download our brochure (pdf) to learn more about the Undergraduate Research Support Program.

Undergraduate Research Support Program Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report