Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Research Support Program for summer 2014.

The Undergraduate Research Support Program provides intensive research experiences for undergraduate students in all disciplines whether disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, or educational in focus. Projects selected for funding will engage students in meaningful, substantive research projects working closely with faculty mentors.

This program promotes a long-standing value of the research mission at Illinois State University, which places a premium on active collaboration among faculty and students in a variety of scholarly and creative endeavors. Scholarship, research, and creative expression provide valuable, and often, life-changing educational experiences for undergraduate students. Opportunities for substantive research experiences are also an effective mechanism for recruiting and retaining talented undergraduates, and are indispensable in preparing students for graduate programs.

Awards will be made in the amount of $3,500 to be used to support the student’s project. Typical expenses include student salary, project supplies or materials, and student travel expenses. The award may not be used for faculty salary or travel.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 18, 2014. The application package comprises a cover page and a short research proposal. Details can be found in the program guidelines. All applications must be submitted via Cayuse 424, routed to your chair/director and then Janet Goucher in Research and Sponsored Programs. For more information, see the internal grants and awards page on the Research and Sponsored Programs website or contact us at (309) 438-2528 or