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Supporting undergraduate research at Illinois

The Scholarly Commons supports undergraduate research initiatives at Illinois in several ways: student publication through undergraduate research journals, the annual Image of Research competition, workshops supporting undergraduate research, and co-sponsorship of the OUR blog and calendar of events.

Undergraduate Research Journals at Illinois

The University Library supports the publication and dissemination of undergraduate research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through an installation of Open Journal Systems (OJS). To learn more about setting up a journal for your department or student group, please visit: Undergraduate Research Journals @ Illinois: An Introductory Guide.

Image of Research Competition - UR Edition

The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for:

  • Connection between image narrative and research
  • Originality
  • Visual Impact

For more information, please visit Image of Research - UR Edition

To view all of the entries and winners, check out the Image of Research Omeka collection.

The Image of Research is organized by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Office of Undergraduate Research and is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

There is also an Image of Research competition for Illinois graduate students!

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium gives undergraduate students the opportunity to present the results of their research and creative endeavors to the university community. Undergraduates are encouraged to add their research to the Undergraduate Research Symposium community in the institutional repository, IDEALS.

Fill out a submission form here.

Undergraduate Research at Illinois - A Blog

Join the conversation at Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research: Blog.

This blog focuses on events and research help related to formal undergraduate research programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Posts include highlights of Illinois undergraduate research, undergraduate research conferences and symposia from all disciplines, library resources, services addressing the needs of students and faculty, and other occasional announcements including national conferences for undergraduate students. The blog also includes a calendar that will feature campus events, library workshops, deadlines for research opportunities, and national conferences (You can submit events to be listed on the calendar: Calendar submission form).

The Undergraduate Research at Illinois blog is a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Scholarly Commons, University Library.

Questions? Contact us at sc@library.illinois.edu