Graduate Research Opportunities

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Opportunities Through the College

Dissertation/Thesis/ Major Research Paper Funding
When: Apply once during your program for this funding.
Application Deadline: Rolling

The Office of Research in the College of Education provides this fund to reimburse graduate students for up to $500 in expenses related to research and preparation of a dissertation, thesis, or a major research paper if in a non-thesis program. The Research Office will only grant ONE research funding award per student. And student awardees must claim reimbursement within the same year. Students must be approved for funding before they submit claims for reimbursement.

Information and Application

100-Hour Undergraduate Research Internship (HURI)
When: Awarded on a semester by semester basis
Application Deadline: Rolling

About: This funding is provided by the College of Education Office of Research to afford opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in educational research with advanced doctoral student mentors.  The funding will cover 100 hours of research participation at the current undergraduate student hourly rate. The Office of Research will fund up to 5 of these awards per year.

Information and Application

For more information, contact Lieway at jglieway@uic.edu.

Opportunities at UIC

Graduate Student Presenter Award
When: Awarded throughout the year, but on a first come first serve basis until funds are expended.
Application Deadline: Rolling

The Graduate Student Presenter Awards are intended to help graduate students defray costs associated with presenting research at scholarly meetings or conferences, (e.g., registration and/or travel expenses). A graduate student is defined as a degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a Graduate College program. Students enrolled in the MSW, MBA, DrPH, MPH, MENG or other non Graduate College Programs are NOT eligible for these awards.  For a full list of programs in the Graduate College, please see the Graduate College Web site. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds. Students are only eligible to receive funding once per academic year.

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Graduate Student Council Travel Award
When: Awarded throughout the year, but on a first come first serve basis until funds are expended
Application Deadline: Rolling

About: The UIC Graduate Student Council Travel Award is available to students actively participating in academic or professional meetings. To eligible applicants, the GSC gives awards of up to $275, which may be used for reimbursement of transportation, lodging, registration, and meal costs.

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Graduate Student Council Project Award
When: Through out the year, but funds are limited, so apply earl
Application Deadline: Rolling

The Graduate Student Council Project Awards provide financial assistance to graduate student organizations or individual students who seek to complete a service project. In order to receive any funding, the student or group must be currently enrolled and seeking a degree in the graduate college at the University of Illinois. In addition, the student’s graduate program must be in good standing with the GSC. The GSC attempts to support as many qualified applicants as possible. However, grants are contingent upon the availability of funds and limited to $500 per grant.

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UIC Graduate College Dean’s Scholar Fellowship
When: Process starts in the spring semester to be awarded for one academic year.
Application Deadline: Department submits nomination March 15.

This award provides $22,000 stipend to recipients for 12 months, non-renewable. Recipients also receive a tuition and fee waiver from the Graduate College. Check the link below for details to apply.

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UIC Graduate College University Fellowships
When: Fellowships available in the fall, Spring semesters
Application Deadline: Visit link below for each semester date.

These fellowships are for incoming master’s students and provides $25,000 per academic year or $2083.33 per month in the first year, for one year. Ph.D. students receive the award in the first year and are eligible for an additional year of support when they begin their dissertation research; provided, they make good progress in their program and have received a minimum of two-year support from their departments.

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UIC Graduate College Abraham Lincoln Fellowship
When: Fellowships available in the spring semester
Application Deadline: Department submits nomination in February, but visit website below for the date.

Fellowship awards $25,000 per academic year or $2083.33 per month to cover two years for doctoral students and one year for master’s students. Fellows will also receive a tuition and fee waiver from the Graduate College.

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UIC Graduate College Provost’s Award for Graduate Research
When: Award is available in the fall and spring semesters.
Application Deadline: Department submits nomination in October

The award provides $1,000 to $3,000 once in spring and once in fall semesters to support research projects by graduate students. All graduate students currently enrolled at UIC may apply.

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UIC Graduate College Chancellor’s Graduate Research Fellowship
When: Beginning the fall
Application Deadline: Submit LOI for Spring- Summer between 1/16– 8/15 or for summer only between 6/16–8/15. Then submit application 9/16 each year.

Fellows receive $4,000 a year for two years. Fellowship intends to increase multidisciplinary scholarship opportunities and exposure to varied research and creative fields for graduate and professional students. Students from any field of study participating in multidisciplinary research at UIC are eligible to apply.

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UIC Graduate College W.C. and Preble Deiss Fellowship
When: Fellowship is offered in fall spring (one year)
Application Deadline: Department submits nomination to Graduate Office in February

Award is $25,000 for one year or $2083.33 per month from August 16 to August 15 of following year. The Award is renewable in the fourth (final) year of the fellowship, and the Deiss recipient will receive an additional $1,500 research allowance. Fellowship will recruit students to a graduate program in the life sciences at UIC. Newly admitted students pursuing graduate study in the life sciences, students being recruited to a graduate program in the life sciences, and students previously admitted to a graduate program at UIC can apply.

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Local Conferences of Interest

UIC Student Research Forum
research.uic.edu/srf

Mid-Western Educational Research Association
mwera.org/

Illinois Computing Educators
iceberg.org/