USOAR posts Feb. 3 application deadline

USOAR award winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.
USOAR award winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.

Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR) is now accepting proposals from current undergraduates who are interested in performing independent artistry or research projects in 2012.

Each interested students first must share his or her idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member.

If the idea is validated, each student must then complete and submit 10 copies of a proposal, the faculty member’s letter of support and unofficial transcripts to his or her college office by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.

Students with the most outstanding proposals have the chance to receive up to $2,500 toward the execution of their proposed work.

This is a great opportunity for undergraduates to engage more fully in the world of academia while also placing them steps ahead of their peers in the practice of research and artistry.

Informational workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 (Holmes Student Center Room 305)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 (Holmes Student Center Room 405)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, (Holmes Student Center, Room 305)

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 3.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning at (815) 753-8154 or ugresearch@niu.edu.

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