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Research-Enriched Academic Challenge - REACH

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

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This competitive program, open to all disciplines, offers 20 grant awards each year to undergraduate students working on an independent research and/or creative activity project with a faculty mentor. We also publicize and promote other undergraduate research and/or creative activity opportunities via this web site and by producing an informational brochure.

Karen Renzaglia, PhD, Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at SIUC was instrumental in establishing the Research-Enriched Acadmic Challenge. 

What's New

The 2015-2016 Research Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition opens on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 12:01 a.m., and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015.  

AWARDS of up to $1,500 support original creative activity and research projects by full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students working with a faculty mentor. Awarded projects also include the opportunity for REACH recipients to be paid for 10 hours per week through an undergraduate assistantship for working on their projects for the fall and spring semesters of the award period; however, the REACH recipient must meet undergraduate assistantship eligibility requirements. Detailed application information is available here now and in SIU Online beginning 12:01 am on Monday, December 1, 2014.  

Applications must be submitted through SIU Online into “REACH 2015” no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015. Paper applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Students must self-register for the “REACH 2015” special activity in SIU Online to view online application information and submit all application materials for the REACH award competition. Instructions on how to register for the “REACH 2015” special activity course on SIU Online are available here, and self-registration opens at 12:01 am on Monday, December 1, 2014. 

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