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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 up to 20 grant awards each year to full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students to work 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:

Application period for 2017-2018 school year is almost here! We will begin accepting applications in early Janruary until March. 

Congrats to the 2016-2017 REACH recipients!


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, and during the online application period in the REACH special activity in SIU Online.

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