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Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURA)

IURA’s are a collaborative cohort of accomplished students at Illinois that help to promote undergraduate research. These students also help the Office of Undergraduate Research develop and maintain student-focused programs.

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Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)

The URAP is an opportunity for undergraduate students with little or no research experience to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. One-on-one mentoring allows students the opportunity to understand what it means to do research.

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Undergraduate Research Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers a number of undergraduate research workshops to all students throughout the university. These workshops give students a clearer understanding of participating in different aspects of research as an undergraduate.

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Aspiring Researchers Alliance (ARA)

The ARA offers extended support to students navigating the path to securing their first undergraduate research experience at Illinois. Selected participants form a supportive community, engaging in collaborative workshops to help one another secure research positions. Additionally, participants serve as mentors to the next generation of aspiring researchers.

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Undergraduate Research Certificate Program

The Undergraduate Research Certificate provides undergraduate students the opportunity to earn an added credential to present to potential employers and graduate schools. This certificate highlights that a student has obtained a significant amount of research experience at the University of Illinois.

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Illinois Undergraduate Research Week and Symposium

Undergraduate Research Week is a celebration of student innovation and excellence. It is a showcase of the best undergraduate research and creative inquiry at Illinois. Students have the opportunity to share their research through oral panels, performances, and more.

Image of Research - Undergraduate Research Edition

The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. The Image of Research is sponsored by the University Library.

Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal (ILSURJ)

ILSURJ is an annually published, multidisciplinary journal showcasing peer-reviewed undergraduate research at the University of Illinois. Led by a team of talented and dedicated students, ILSURJ operates as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) on campus in collaboration with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research.