College of LAS « Illinois

Undergraduate Research

LAS Honors values undergraduate research and is looking to support these opportunities for all our students–be it through the Preble Spring and Summer Research Awards, or having research activities fulfill part of the year's honors requirements. We are actively seeking additional ways to support and encourage undergraduate research.

New this semester! Beginning Thursday, September 10, the Office of Undergraduate Research will hold drop-in hours from 1-4pm. Students should check in at the reception desk on the 5th floor of the Illini Union Bookstore Building, 807 S. Wright Street (offices of Campus Advising). All other appointments will be by reservation only;

We also invite students and academic advisors to subscribe to our blog to keep current with all OUR announcements, including current conference travel grant and fellowship competitions:

Our first conference travel grant will open mid-September. Research travel grants are ongoing during the academic year; see our website for details: