The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce that a limited number of Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards (CURA) are available for the Spring 2019 term.
CURA supports undergraduate involvement in research and other creative and scholarly endeavors across campus.
So far this year, almost 100 undergraduates who were eligible for, and accepted, Federal Work Study received this award.
The awards available for spring will be granted on a rolling basis in the order in which applications are received and approved by the faculty review committee, up to the point that CURA funds remain available.
To participate in the CURA program, you will need to identify a faculty member with whom you are interested in working and who agrees to supervise and mentor you on a project related to their work. You can search by department, name or keyword in the Undergraduate Research experience database at https://ure.uic.edu/. The faculty member then completes the online application on your behalf at https://cura.uic.edu/information-for-faculty/.
If you are interested in research but do not have Federal Work Study this coming year, you should speak with an academic advisor or Director of Undergraduate Studies to find out about options for course credit or other funded or sponsored programs in the degree-granting college. You can also refer to this webpage:
http://ure.uic.edu/for_students_credit.php or email OUR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Various sponsored and structured programs are listed here: http://undergradresearch.uic.edu/opportunities/.
If you have questions, feel free to email the Office of Undergraduate Research at email@example.com. We are here to support your interest in participating in the high-impact practice of undergraduate research, which enhances the student experience and contributes in a multitude of ways to positive educational outcomes for you and many other UIC students.