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Research Opportunities On Campus

Internal Research

We have compiled research opportunities to assist students in their search for a research experience. Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are aware of an opportunity that you think should be added to this page, please contact us at

For questions related to a particular program listed below, please review the program's website and contact the program directly.

Last updated: 1/22/2024
ProgramTimeframeEligibilityFunding AvailableDACA EligibleApplication OpensApplication Deadline
Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA) Fall, Spring & Summer Must have Federal Work StudyYesYesOpen NowApplications accepted on a rolling basis. Applications submitted by the 2nd week of the semester are encouraged.
Cultural Immersion in Monarchs and Milkweeds Advancing Science EducationSummerCurrently enrolled at a 4-year institution or a 2-year college and majoring (or planning to major) in Biology (preferably Ecology & Evolution).
Able to participate for the entire 8-week duration, June 12th to August 4th. This is a full-time internship.
U.S Citizen/ Permanent resident/ Eligible to work in the U.S
YesOpen NowFebruary 2, 2024
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)SummerBe a US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Sophomore/Junior with 2.75 GPA from underrepresented ethnic groupYesOpen NowFebruary 3, 2024
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Award (SURF)SummerSophomore/Junior majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field; US Citizen or Permanent Resident; 3.2 GPAYesOpen NowFebruary 5, 2024
Program Advancing Research for EquitySummerIntended for Junior and senior undergraduate Latinos with a rich experience in healthcare and biomedical research/Resident of Illinois/3.0 GPAYesOpen NowMarch 1, 2024
LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI)Academic YearLAS major, 2.5 GPA; have 24 credit hoursYesOpen NowMarch 20, 2024
Summer Institute on Climate and the EnvironmentSummerUndergraduate (2- and 4-year institutions) and graduate students are preferred, but anyone over the age of eighteen may apply to either or both programs. Anyone under the age of 18 may petition to participate in the SICE Scholars Program. Those admitted into the SICE Fellowship Program will automatically be part of the SICE Scholars ProgramYesYesApplication currently closedMid-April deadline
Summer Research FellowshipSummerMust be enrolled as a first year DMD student or undergraduate student intered in Oral Health ResearchYesApplication currently closedEarly May deadline
Urban Public Policy FellowshipAcademic YearMinimum 45 credit hours of school, any major, 2.75 GPA minimumYesOpen NowMay 12, 2024
Sustainability Internship ProgramSpring Semester or SummerYesDates VaryDates Vary
Honors College Undergraduate Research GrantsMust be an Honors College StudentYesYesDates VaryWeek 4 of Fall and Spring Semester
L@s GANAS Research Fellowship Academic YearIntent to major in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Neuroscience; Identify as Latinx; Starting 2nd academic year or transfer studentYesYes
Guaranteed Paid Internship Program (GPIP)SummerUS CItizen/Permanent Resident; 3.2 GPA; Freshman Engineering and Computer Science students who are directly admitted into the College of Engineering in the Fall of the academic year.Yes
Multidisciplinary Oral Science Training (MOST) Program
UIC Scholarship List for DACAmented/Undocumented StudentsYesYes
DuSable Scholars ProgramFall, Spring & SummerYes