Explore a world of opportunities for STEM students! There are fantastic scholarship, research, and innovation opportunities at UIC and beyond our campus. Please use the various resources listed below to search for opportunities to support your education and embark on your next learning adventure.
Virtual Computer Science Research Workshop
You are invited to apply for the Spring 2021 Google exploreCSR Computer Science Workshop. This one-day workshop will take place remotely on Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2021, 10 am – 4 pm CST. You do not have to be a CS major to apply.
There are two goals of the workshop:
1. To increase your ability and confidence in problem-solving.
2. To introduce you to careers in computer science research.
This fun, collaborative workshop will include lunch, prizes, and lots of swag. You will get to meet amazing, female computer scientists who are doing cutting edge research. And get a chance to work with like-minded workshop participants to solve problems and unwrap the problem-solving process. Join us!
Opportunities at UIC
Opportunity Name Brief Description Link Application Due Date UIC Scholarships Office Provides assistance with identifying & applying for scholarships UIC Scholarship Office UIC SnAP (Scholarship and Awards Program) UIC internal information system with access to over 500 scholarships! Search & apply for UIC scholarships here! This system will also connect you to external scholarships. UIC Scholarships and Awards Program Varies - applications open in August each year Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) Research program for LAS undergraduates to work with UIC faculty mentors! Semester / academic year projects available. LASURI March 15, 2019 UIC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Award Summer biomedical research opportunity at UIC West Campus! SURF January 21, 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program on Health Disparities (SURPHD) Opportunity for junior & senior undergraduate Latinos to conduct summer research. SURPHD SURPHD Flyer February 8, 2019 Maurice Prize Competition Innovation contest for UIC students! Work individually or in teams to provide a solution to an issue important to you. Maurice Prize
Opportunities Beyond UIC
Opportunity / Resource Name Brief Description Link Application Due Date UIC Resource Page for External Scholarships UIC page with great links to a variety of external scholarship opportunities External Scholarships Varies NSF Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) Program Search for undergraduate research opportunities at Universities and Centers across the country! NSF REU Program Varies Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Research experiences at various Department of Energy Labs! SULI Program ChicagoCHEC Fellows Program Research experience for undergraduates ChicagoCHEC Fellows Program February 28, 2021 UIUC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Summer research program at UIUC for students interested in graduate school. UIUC SROP Miami Univ. of Ohio REU program Summer research experience in biochemistry, chemistry, nanotechnology, chemistry education, and more. U Miami OH REU Program Accelerated MS internship program in Elecrochemical Technology Program includes 6-mo lecture/lab/projects plus 9-mo paid internship Oregon Center for Electrochemistry Program see program page Argonne Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) 10-week internship program for undergraduate and graduate STEM students from Minority Serving Institutions Argonne MSIPP Program January 29, 2021 Argonne Student Research Participation (SRP) Program 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience Argonne SRP Program March 1, 2021 Argonne Professional Career Internship (PCI) Program 10-week internship program that provides an opportunity for nontechnical students to work on projects that support Argonne's mission. ArgonnePCI ProgramArgonnePCI Program March 1, 2021 Argonne Research Aide (RA) Program Temporary employment program that provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on STEM research Argonne URA Program March 1, 2021 University of Kansas Chemistry REU Summer 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chemistry KU Chemistry REU February 21, 2021