USOAR 2015

USOAR is a program that funds student-generated research projects, whether the study is conducted on campus, somewhere else in the United States or overseas. USOAR is open to students from all colleges, departments, and majors. Students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds, and students with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

How does USOAR work?

Share your idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. Once the faculty member has approved your idea, complete a proposal and submit it to  Please be sure to include all supplemental materials with your proposal.  Proposals are due by 11:59pm CST on Friday, October 2, 2015 for the fall semester and 11:59pm CST on Friday February 12, 2016 for the spring semester.  

How can I get more information?

For more information about the USOAR program, come to one of the upcoming info sessions held from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  See info below!

For Fall 2015:

  • Wednesday, September 9th in Altgeld Room 125
  • Thursday, September 10th in Altgeld Room 125
  • Monday, September 14th in Altgeld Room 100
  • Thursday, September 17th in Altgeld Room 100

For Spring 2016:

  • Wednesday, December 2nd in Altgeld Room 125
  • Friday, December 4th in Altgeld Room 125
  • Tuesday, January 12th in Altgeld Room 125
  • Wednesday, January 13th in Altgeld Room 125

More Program Details

Students whose proposals are selected are granted up to $2,500 to carry out their project.  Students have between January 1 and December 31 to complete their USOAR project.  Students must submit documentation (final report, receipts, pictures) to the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (Altgeld Hall 100) within 6 weeks of completion of their project.

The deadline to submit a USOAR proposal are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: Friday, October 2, 2015
  • Spring Semester: Friday, February 12, 2016