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  • $10,000 grant to Explore STEM and Society in Latin America! (Application deadline 10/10)

  • 2014 Illinois African American & Latino Higher Education Alliance (IALHEA) Dialogue and Research Forum - Student Presenter Submissions Due 2/21/14

    We are pleased to announce the IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum.   The goal is to improve opportunities for underrepresented students in Illinois institutions of higher education through networking and sharing of scholarly presentations designed to improve dissemination of research projects, teaching strategies, and service efforts.

    The 2014 Illinois African American and Latino Higher Education Alliance (IALHEA) Dialogue and Research Forum is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 at UIC’s Student Center East.   The Dialogue and Research Forum also includes alumni, as guest speakers, who typically focus on issues of public policy and professional development.  There is no cost for the event and lunch is provided.  

    Undergraduate student abstracts are being accepted for this multidisciplinary research forum.  Submit your abstract today. Research poster presentations will be on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    If you would like to submit an abstract, learn more here:

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8cjgjppcf885d7b&llr=7uawahcab .  Note: The student abstract submission deadline is: Friday, February 21, 2014

    For further information, contact Lunaire Ford at 773.413.2556 (Iford@uic.edu) or Demetria Ward-Kato, Graduate School Specialist, at 312.413.2459 (deward@uic.edu).

  • 2014 Student Research Forum – Submissions Due March 24

    Are you looking for an opportunity to present your Honors Capstone project or other undergraduate research project?

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Research Forum (SRF), which will be held on April 8, 2014. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences. In addition to awards in the above categories, awards will be given to the top student research projects that best reflect the principles of sustainability.

    To participate in the event, you will need to submit a one-page abstract by 9:00AM, Monday, March 24, 2014. Further details on the event and specific instructions for participation are provided on the SRF website. http://www.research.uic.edu/forum

  • 2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program, Priority Deadline Feb. 2

    Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more. 

    Summer 2015 programs include:

    During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

    Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 2 and all applications must be completed by Monday, March 2. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

    Download our flyer for more information. Questions?  Contact Maggie Jobes, Summer Research Program Director, University of Nebraska–Lincoln at maggiejobes.graduate@unl.edu.

  • 2016 Lavender Research Forum at UIC: Call for Proposals

    The CCSLGBTQPA invites students and staff at ALL levels and areas of study to submit paper, poster, and presentation proposals for the Lavender Research Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

    Proposals are welcome from UIC students, UIC staff, community members and from students at other institutions. We invite proposals that span the spectrum of queer thought and academic disciplines, including the creative, visual, and performing arts. Proposals can focus on academic inquiry, skills-development, and/or creative performance/expression. This forum is an opportunity to present work, create community, and facilitate collaboration across disciplines and institutions.

    • The forum is a space to present papers and posters as well as artistic or creative contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays.

    • Proposals should be no more than 300 words and list presenter(s) name(s), key words regarding theme, field of study, and institutional affiliation (if any).

    • For creative pieces, proposals must also include description of A/V and/or other display needs as well as length of time and dimensions of space required to present the material.

    • Possible focus areas can include (but are not limited to): intersectionality, trans* and transgender identities and experiences, queer voices of color, role of social justice and activism in society, connections between media representations and treatment of LGBTQ people, queer-narratives of resilience, healthcare advocacy and health disparities, queering of immigration reform, and safer and inclusive education practices.


    Proposals should be sent to lgbtqa@uic.edu

    Rules for the 2016 Competition:

    1. Proposals may have more than one author or creator

    2. Author(s) and/or creator(s) may only submit one proposal for consideration

    3. Original research must have IRB approval

    4. All author(s) and/or creator(s) must be available to present their work at the Forum

    5. Paper submissions must follow these format and content guidelines:

    a. 10 pages maximum single space including references and appendices

    b. Cover page with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    c. Narrative including introduction, literature review, design, findings, and significance

    6. Creative pieces/contributions such as artwork, videos, and photo essays and posters must follow

    these format and content guidelines:

    a. Cover page, with affiliation, short biography, lay abstract

    b. Narrative including introduction, design process, and significance


    In addition to selection for presentation, a committee will rate presentations throughout the Forum. The two most highly rated UIC student presentations will be awarded monetary prizes at the end of the day. The 1st prize award is $500 and the 2nd Prize award is $300.

    Send questions and submissions to lgbtqa@uic.edu with subject line: Lavender Research Forum

    Once notified of acceptance, all final work must be submitted by Wednesday, April 9, 2016.

  • 2016 Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship Opportunities

    The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions.

    Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:

    Buck Institute for Research on Aging

    Harvard School of Medicine

    Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

    Scripps Research Institute

    SRF Research Center

    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

    The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2016-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 1, 2016. 

    If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Gregory Chin at greg.chin@sens.org

  • 2018 Chicago Disability Studies Conference – Accepting Proposals until Feb 23

  • 2018 Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC) – Proposals Deadline: Feb 23

  • 2019-2020 Orthopaedic Research Assistant at Rush University Medical Center (apply by 3/30)

  • 2019 UIC Impact and Research Day – Registration Deadline: April 1

  • 24th Annual Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference 2016 Deadline February 6th

    The Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference is held each year to offer undergraduate students an opportunity to share their significant research in many areas of study. This conference brings students and mentors together from universities and colleges throughout the upper Midwest for lively presentations and discussion.

    Abstract Submission

    Abstract must be electronically submitted no later than February 6, 2016 as an email attachment to: undercon@purduecal.edu

    Abstract submission guidelines


    The 24rd Annual Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on April 15-16, 2016 at Courtyard Marriot Hotel, 7730 Corrine Drive, Hammond, Indiana 46323.

    Learn more at http://webs.purduecal.edu/lass/clement-stacy/


  • 2 Research Assistant Positions Available with Dr. Sue Farruggia

  • 3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Day Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

    The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program and other local groups, is pleased to sponsor UIC’s 3rd annual Women’s Health Research Day to promote research and advance the understanding of new developments in women’s health. This half-day event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations. 

    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Where: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago


    To register for Women's Health Research Day, visit: http://go.uic.edu/whrd2016

    Questions? Contact Kris at kzimme3@uic.edu.

  • 3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Day, Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

    The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program and other local groups, is pleased to sponsor UIC’s 3rd annual Women’s Health Research Day to promote research and advance the understanding of new developments in women’s health. This half-day event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations.

    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Where: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Call for Abstracts: Students, fellows, staff, and faculty are invited present a poster on women’s health or sex/gender differences research. Monetary prizes will be awarded for top posters. Additionally, a multidisciplinary team science prize, sponsored by the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, will be awarded to the presenter of the top clinical-translational science poster. Abstracts are due on Monday, March 21, 2016.

    This year’s theme is “Every Cell Has a Sex.” Up to two abstracts that best exemplify this theme will be invited to present 5-minute “data blitz” presentations prior to the keynote address.

    For abstract guidelines and to submit an abstract, visit: http://go.uic.edu/whrd16abstracts.

    Registration: Advance registration required. Visit: http://go.uic.edu/whrd2016 to register.

    Keynote speaker:

    Teresa Woodruff, PhD

    Director, Women’s Health Research Institute

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Dr. Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility. She now heads the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across the country.  She founded and directs the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA), one of several high school outreach programs that engages girls in basic and medical sciences, and developed the concept for a National Physicians Cooperative in Oncofertility (NPC) in order to link medical practices interested in fertilitypreservation protocols. Dr. Woodruff also serves as the founding director of the Women's Health Research Institute, which has as its mission ‘science to care’ and ensuring that sex and gender are part of the research mission.  Because of her work in inclusion, she was recently interviewed by Leslie Stahl and was highlighted on a 60 Minutes report and has written extensively on inclusion of sex and gender in science and medicine (PNAS, Nature). She was named to the Time Magazine 2013 list of the World’s Most Influential People as the only scientist on the list and was voted 112th. Dr. Woodruff was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring in an oval office ceremony (2011) and her other awards include the Beacon Award from Frontiers in Reproduction (2013), the Women in Science Award from the Weitzman Institute (2012), and an Alumni Association Merit Award from Northwestern (2012). In addition to her academic stewardship, she also served as the President of the Endocrine Society from 2013-2014. Dr. Woodruff leads a large group of scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, visiting scholars and technicians who together make up the Woodruff Lab.  Members of the lab are making important breakthroughs in follicle biology, oocyte quality and translating this work to patients.


    For more information about Women’s Health Research Day, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or 312.413.4251.


    UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

  • Abstracts for the 4th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day due Monday, 3/20

  • Aisthesis 2018: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 15

  • Aisthesis 2019: A Publication Opportunity for Honors Students – Submission Deadline: March 21

  • American Psychological Association Research Grants for Undergrads

    The American Psychological Association has many research awards and funding opportunities that undergraduate students in psychology and other disciplines can apply for.  View the site below for more information: 


  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards Due 11/1

    Interested in carrying out a research, study or creative arts project in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and/or Sweden? Consider applying for a American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship (up to $23,000) or grant (up to $5,000). 

    This opportunity is open to United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia. Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application. Learn more at http://www.amscan.org/grants_americans.html and contact OSSP if you’re interested in applying. Deadline: November 1st.

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Hill Day, Apply by 3/29

    The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is now accepting applications for our annual Student/Postdoc Hill Day! Every year, the ASBMB brings trainees from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully-funded opportunity gives trainees the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with policymakers. The deadline to apply is March 29. The event will be April 27-28.

    You can significantly affect the debate over the importance of research funding. Congressional leaders look forward to meeting with residents from their district and rely upon input from their constituents when making decisions. In describing your research, you can highlight the importance and successes of your research, discuss the impact of federally funded research on human health and establish a personal connection with your representative and his/her staff.

    Arriving on Wednesday, April 27, participants will take part in an orientation session focused on the federal budget process and communicating with members of Congress. On Thursday, April 28, participants will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, before departing onFriday, April 29. In exchange for your time and efforts, we provide transportation, lodging and meals during your stay in Washington, D.C.

    If you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc interested in this opportunity, please fill out and submit a Hill Day application form. If you are a PI with trainees who may be interested in the ASBMB Hill Day, we would appreciate you passing this letter on.

    If you have any questions, please contact ASBMB Science Policy Fellow Sarah Martin. Applicants will be notified the last week of March if they will be invited to participate.

    Thank you very much for your efforts. We look forward to reviewing your application and seeing you in Washington this April!

    Ben Corb

    Director, ASBMB Office of Public Affairs

    11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302  Rockville, MD 20852 www.asbmb.org

  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chapter's First UIC Meeting! – Feb 11

  • Amgen Scholars Biotechnology research summer program, Apply by Mon. 2/1

    Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2016.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. 

    The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2016.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last year’s cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  http://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars.  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here: www.amgenscholars.com.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at gllacer@fas.harvard.edu

    Gregory A. Llacer
    Director, Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF)
    Director, Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE)
    Harvard University  |  77 Dunster Street  |  Cambridge, MA  02138  |  617.384-7995

  • Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard University, Apply by Wed. Feb. 1

    Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2017.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. 

    The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2017.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last years cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  http://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars .  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here:  www.amgenscholars.com .  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Greg Llacer) directly at gllacer@fas.harvard.edu .  

    Information on other Amgen Scholars programs: http://www.amgenscholars.com/

  • Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy – Extended Application Deadline: Feb 25

  • Applications Now Open for the 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA)

  • Applications Open for Clinical Research Opportunity at UChicago CHARISMA

  • Applications open for the AY 2020-2021 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA)

  • Applications open for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (Deadline to apply: 1/27)

  • Apply for 2018 Beckman Scholars Program, Letter of Intent due 3/1

  • Apply for funding through the Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Initiative (LASURI)! (Applications due 3/13)

  • Apply for the Field Museum Research Experiences for Undergraduates by 11:59pm TONIGHT

  • Apply now for a Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award (CURA)!

  • A Professor’s Perspective on Common Questions About Research, Capstone, and Contacting Professors, Wed. 4/22

    Mark Grabiner, professor in Kinesiology & Nutrition and Bioengineering, director of the Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, will be coming to share his perspective on some student-driven topics, including:    

    When should I begin thinking about my Capstone project? How should I contact a professor for the purposes of getting engaged in a Capstone project? How do I narrow my interest for a Capstone?

    Come with your questions to this interactive session!  Professor Grabiner is an Honors College Fellow, and six students have completed their Capstones in his lab since 2009; come learn from his extensive experience!

    Wednesday, April 22
    4:00-5:00 pm
    BH 114

    RSVP here: https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/1306746.  Questions?  Contact Stephanie O'Leary at soleary@uic.edu

  • ASAM Undergraduate Research / Arts Grants Program, Apply by Mon. 11/3

    The UIC Asian American Studies Program is pleased to announce the ASAM Undergraduate Research / Arts Grants Program for 2014-2015. These competitive grants of up to $1000 are designed to facilitate and encourage Asian American and Pacific Islander students to pursue independent research and/or creative-arts projects OR to facilitate projects by any undergraduate student focusing on Asian American or Pacific Islander topics.

    If interested, find a faculty mentor, develop your idea, and submit your proposal by Monday, November 3rd.

    Please see the attached application and flyer. For additional information please contact Matthew Heichelbech (mheich2@uic.edu).

    This program is sponsored by the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Asian American Studies Undergraduate Research Position, Application Review Begins 1/13

    Are you interested in the social sciences, higher education, and/or career development? Do you enjoy research and have experience utilizing online databases, such as ERIC and JSTOR?

    Become an undergraduate research assistant in Asian American Studies and report to Jill Huynh, Assistant Director.

    This project focuses on the career development of Asian American students at UIC and other institutions, including, but not limited to, those who are involved in Asian American Studies (ASAM) or related ethnic studies programs. Specifically, we will examine 1) what on- and off-campus career resources target Asian American students and/or ASAM students during and after college, and 2) what professions, career fields, and graduate programs Asian American and/or ASAM alumni have gone on to pursue.

    This position pays $10/hour for 8-12 hours/week.

    Click on the post to read more.

  • Attend the UIC Student Research Forum, Tues. 4/12

    Are you interested in seeing undergraduate research?  Unsure what to do for your Capstone project and want to see examples from other students?  Stop by the Student Research Forum next week!


    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    1:00pm - 3:30pm 
    UIC Forum 
    725 West Roosevelt Road

    The Student Research Forum represents one of the finest student-run activities at UIC. It is one of the few student activities that is academic in nature and includes the entire student body; undergraduate, graduate and professional. The Forum provides a venue for students at UIC to present their scholarly efforts and is an event in which the campus celebrates the wealth of research across all disciplines carried out by the dedicated students of this campus.

    Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) are invited to present their work one-on-one to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy 3-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony. Monetary awards will be given in various categories. Research presentations are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research work and/or highlights key features of the project.

    If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please call (312) 413-0075 at least one week prior to the event.

    For more information, visit: http://research.uic.edu/srf  

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Deadline Extended to Wed. 11/26

    The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a career in science, math or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books and room/board up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Sophomores are eligible for up to two years of funding.

    Candidates must be full time sophomores or juniors at the time of application, be interested in a research career in science, math or engineering, be a U.S. citizen, natural or resident alien, and have a GPA of 3.7 or above. Students planning on medical studies alone are not eligible. Students pursuing the MD/PhD can be candidates. Due to the competitive nature of the UIC selection process, strong candidates should have at least 3 months of science/engineering research experience.

    Candidates must be nominated by UIC and may not apply directly. UIC students interested in applying should contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs (ssp@uic.edu) for more information about the application process.

    UIC Internal Deadline: Extended to November 26! Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/goldwater

  • Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Conference (BARFAA), 10/23-10/25

    OCTOBER 23RD – 25TH, 2015


    Host: Dr. Sloan R Williams, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wescott, Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University.


    Friday, 10/23:
    Informal Reception: 6-9pm

    Saturday, 10/24:
    Registration: 8:30 am
    Conference: 9am - 5pm

    Sunday, 10/25:
    Field Museum Panel: 9:30 - 11am

    Location: University of Illinois at Chicago

    For additional information and registration details, please see the attached flyer.

  • Biological Sciences NSF-Capstone Poster Session, Fri. 5/1

    Biological Sciences NSF-Capstone Poster Session

    NSF-funded laboratories in the Department of Biological Sciences offer research opportunities for undergraduate students culminating in a report that satisfies the Honors Capstone Project.  Come see the projects that current Honors students completed this year!  This is a great way to see examples of Capstone projects in the Biological Sciences.

    Date:               Friday, May 1, 2015

                            Time:              4:00 – 5:00 PM 

                            Location:         Honors College Quiet Study


    Presenters include:

    Victor Ramirez — Alfonso Lab
    “The Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription factor HLH-3 Plays a Fundamental Role in the Localization of Type-B Ray Tail Neurons”

    Sundip Singh — Alfonso Lab
    “Does the dosage of hlh-3 affect egg laying in the nematode C. elegans?”

    Janette Remigio – McCutcheon Lab
    “Localization and Characterization of a Novel Tetrahymena thermophila Centrin by Fluorescent Protein Fusions and Gene Knockout”

    Beatrice Go – Morrison Lab
    “Genome Editing by Natural Transformation in Streptococcus pneumoniae”

    Carlos Montero  — Warpeha Lab
    “understanding cellular stress response by investigating human and arabidopsis pirin function”

    Questions?  Contact Dr. David Stone at dstone@uic.edu

  • Black Doctoral Network Conference: Undergraduate Research Poster Competition – Submission Deadline: Sept 21

  • Broad Institute Biomedical Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program (Apply by 1/20)

  • Broad Institute Summer Research Program (BSRP) Opportunity (Apply by 1/13)

  • Call for Abstracts: Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, Due 3/1 or 3/8

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Saturday April 5th, 2014
    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

    Abstracts for the tenth annual Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) are currently being accepted at www.caurs.com.

    Registration Deadlines: Oral Presentations -- March 1st
    Poster Presentations -- March 8th

    CAURS is an annual research conference that gives undergraduate students around Chicago the opportunity to present their research in a professional yet relaxed setting. Students from all academic disciplines and all schools in the Chicagoland area are invited to submit abstracts; registration is free for DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago undergraduates. All participants give a poster presentation and a number of students who wish to do so are selected to deliver an oral presentation as well.

    Lunch and dinner are provided for all student participants. In addition, CAURS features a number of informal roundtable discussions with industry representatives, graduate and professional school recruiters, and various other speakers.

    For more information and registration/abstract submission, please visit www.caurs.com.  Contact Nikhil Bommakanti at bommaka2@uic.edu with questions.

  • Call for Applications for Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Call for Papers for publication in Honors Review, Due 1/15

    The Honors Review is a journal published through the Honors Program at Augsburg College. We focus on highlighting undergraduate research from a variety of academic fields. If you have written novel research papers, either as a part of a research program or due to a class, I encourage you to submit a paper to the Honors Review. I have included instructions for how to do so later in this email. Our deadline is the 15th of January, but I would be able to extend this deadline if there is strong interest in submitting a paper. I look forward to reading any papers that your students have written.

    Bradley Marcy

    Editor-in-Chief, Honors Review


    To submit a paper send an e-mail to honrview@augsburg.edu in the following format:

    1. Subject of Email– Last Name, First Name of the primary author.
    2. Names– In the paper and email, provide your name as you would like it to be printed, along with the names of co-authors and one faculty reference. The HR has a blind selection process, so the author’s name will not be given to the selection committee.
    3. School– The undergraduate school you were attending when the paper was written and/or the institution where the research was conducted.
    4. Division - State the discipline of your paper.
    5. Your Email - Provide an up-to-date email that will be active for at least nine months from the date of submission. If the HR accepts your paper for publication, an editor will contact you about the editing process.
    6. Title of Paper– Include the title of your paper in the email and in the header of the attached paper.
    7. Abstract– Include a 200-700 word abstract for your paper in the email and in the attached paper.
    8. Cover letter– As a separate word document, attach a 200-700 word cover letter explaining why the paper is an excellent candidate for publication and how the paper meets the HR standards of publication.
    9. Attachments– As a word document (.doc) attach your paper to the email with the file name: lastname_firstname.doc. Also, attach your cover letter with the file name lastname_firstnameCL.doc.



    Augsburg Honors Review
    Sverdrup Hall, Room 208
    Augsburg College
    2211 Riverside Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55454

  • Call for Papers: German Undergraduate Research Conference, Due 2/15

    The German Program at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL will host its 3rd-Annual German Undergraduate Research Conference during the spring semester of 2014. The purpose of this conference is to provide an outlet for students from any field of research engaging with any area of German Studies to present their research to their peers and to receive feedback in an academic setting. Since this conference is open to all advanced-level undergraduate students at any university in North America, it will afford those attending an excellent opportunity not only to network with others researching in the field, but also to discuss their own academic and study abroad experiences with students from different universities and academic backgrounds. Presenting at this conference will also provide students with valuable experience that will be relevant to any field of post-graduation work or study being considered.

    3rd Annual German Undergraduate Research Conference
    Illinois Wesleyan University
    Conference Dates: 4-5 April 2014
    Submission Deadline: 15 February 2014
    Language of Conference: German

    To learn more, visit the conference website: http://www.iwu.edu/german/conference/ 

  • Call for research papers for the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal, Due 5/16

    Have you recently written a research paper? Looking for a place to publish? 

    Submit a paper to UIC's peer-reviewed Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal! 

    Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis. However the deadline to appear in the fall publication is May 16, 2014. 

    To Learn more visit iurj.honors.uic.edu!

  • Call for Submissions: Real Talk Series - Spring 2016

    The Campus Advocacy Network (can.uic.edu) is inviting undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Spring 2016 REAL TALK series. You do not have to be currently matriculated as a UIC student. This is an open call. REAL TALK is a yearlong series and will be held from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pmon the 3rd Thursday of every month. Date can be negotiated with presenter.

    Submissions must fall within the spectrum of emerging research, social justice, advocacy, activism, and interpersonal violence. Submissions should incite critical dialogues about emerging research, social equity, and justice – while aiming to advance dialogues of power, privilege, and oppression.

    Eligible participants may present a working paper, illustrated paper, interactive short paper, or poster presentation, and panel discussion. Presentations should describe purpose, methods (if applicable), conclusion of research, clear connections between the culprits of interpersonal violence and social injustice.

    Presenters will have 45 minutes to present, and 10 minutes for a Q&A session.

    Full Name:
    Phone number:
    Year / Major:
    Subject / Topic
    50-100 Word Abstract:
    Preferred month of presentation:

    Please make submissions to Daniel K. Cairo at dcairo2@uic.edu by January 22nd.

  • Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights, Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly

  • Call for Undergraduate Research Papers in Psychology-related fields, Deadline 10/16

    Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work?

    If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2017.

    URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research.

    To submit, the papers must fulfill the requirements below:

    Original work completed by undergraduates (Includes senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing) Never before been published.

    If you have not completed an independent research project, we still encourage you to apply by submitting a “literature review article” which does not require access to research data.

    The deadline to submit papers is October 16, 2016. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please complete the following:

    Replace any identifying information (i.e. author name, institution) with empty brackets, to ensure anonymity within the selection process

    Save and attach both a Word and PDF copy of your article in an email to psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com

    In the body of the email, include the following information: (1) your full name, (2) full article title, (3) article type (i.e., literature review, research article), (4) your email address

    More information regarding our submission criteria and types of articles accepted can be found on our website, https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com for further information. To view prior publications, please visit our website at https://urjp.psych.ucla.edu/publications/.  We look forward to reviewing your submissions!