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Proposals invited for 2015 USOAR projects

September 2, 2014

Photo of luggageWhat is USOAR?

USOAR is a program that grants up to $2,500 for student-generated research projects, whether the study is conducted on campus, somewhere in the United States or internationally. Whether students receive awards in the fall or spring, all projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2015.

How does it work?

Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete and submit a copy of your proposal to [email protected]. Proposal guidelines are available online at

Submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall deadline: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
  • Spring deadline: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

How can I learn more about USOAR?

To learn more about USOAR, visit or attend a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 100, on Sept. 9, 10, 17 or 18 (for Fall 2014) or Dec. 3, 4, Jan. 13 or 14 (for Spring 2015).

For more information, call (815) 753-8154 or email [email protected].