Undergraduate Research


5th Annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

uradSave the date for the 5th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day.  This year's event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom from 9:00am-3:30pm.

Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or artistry project is eligible to showcase his/her work at the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day.  This includes independent study, capstone projects, URAP, EURA, UARAP, USOAR, URA, SROP, Research Rookies or any other related research/artistry projects. Undergraduate students include currently enrolled NIU undergraduates and community college students planning to transfer to NIU.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories (STEM & SSHA).

In addition, one research advisor/mentor will be honored with the Faculty Mentor of the Year award.

Online registration opens Monday, January 13, 2014.  Abstracts (250 words or less) are due by Friday, March 7, 2014.


Step 1: Submit your 2014 URAD Registration (Registration is now CLOSED) (View the registration questions: Overview of Registration (PDF))

Step 2: Submit your abstract (250 words or less) (Abstract Submission is now CLOSED)

Step 3: Review your abstract when you receive "Abstract Confirmation" email

Step 4: Have the best faculty mentor? Nominate your Faculty Mentor to receive the "Faculty Mentor of the Year" award

Step 5: Complete your poster (32" x 40") and submit to Media Services by Monday, April 7, 2014 if printing through document services. Never made a poster before? Check out the Poster Design Workshop information below!

Step 6: Present on Tuesday, April 22, 2104

Two poster design workshops will be held to assist students with designing their posters for the day. These will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 26th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Holmes Student Center, room 305.

Contact OSEEL at 815-753-8154 or ugresearch@niu.edu if you have any questions.