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 getting started with 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.

"The Brookens Library offers five prizes for the best undergraduate research projects that demonstrate exceptional information literacy skills.  The applications are due April 15, 2024, with the awardees announced on May 10, 2024." For more information about this award, please see the Brookens Library Undergraduate Research Award website.

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 Star Scholars 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.