Why pursue research as an undergraduate?
Undergraduate Research is a great way to gain experience, prepare for graduate studies, work at the forefront of knowledge and discovery, deepen your understanding of a specific field, make connections with graduate students and faculty members, and boost your resume.
To learn about research opportunities in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, visit our research opportunities page. Click here for an overview on faculty research areas.
Undergraduate Research Grants
Get started at the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Learn more about applying for an Undergraduate Research Grant.
The most common grants among physics students are:
- Illinois Space Grant Research
- Summer Undergraduate Research Grant
- Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant
- Conference Travel Grant
- Weinberg Grants for Undergraduate Research
For more information, email the Director of Undergraduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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