The Office of Student Research (OSR) is partnering with the national Student Opportunity Center (SOC) starting this fall.  

SOC provides undergraduate students with online access to the nation’s largest database of research opportunities, internships, and scholarships.  

Dr. Gina Hunter
Dr. Gina Hunter

“Access to the SOC means opening up available research avenues across the country for our students,” said Dr. Gina Hunter, director of the University’s OSR. “The hope is that Illinois State faculty members will also add their own opportunities to the database so that it becomes a one-stop shop for our students seeking research honors, volunteer, and internship experiences on campus and off.” SOC is partnered with over 200 campuses in the United States. Illinois State’s access is made available by the Provost’s Academic Enhancement Funds. 

“Our goal is to make it easy for students to find experiential opportunities around the country, and to make the process of collecting participation data easier for administrators,” said Chris Freire, CEO and co-founder of SOC.  

To access the database, faculty and students must register with their ilstu.edu address using the login button on the SOC website.