January 12, 2015

2015 REACH Awards deadline nears

The application deadline for the 2015 Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Award competition, which is a part of REACH (Research-Enriched Academic Challenge) is 11:59 p.m., Jan. 30.  To apply, students must self-register for the REACH 2015 “course” at SIU Online where they will find application instructions, as well as eligibility and additional information. 

REACH awards of up to $1,500 support expenses associated with original creative activity or research projects by full-time, degree-seeking SIU Carbondale undergraduate students working with a faculty mentor. Eligible awardees have the opportunity to be paid 10 hours per seek for working on their projects during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters. 

Faculty recommendation forms and letters of support are to be submitted by faculty to reach@siu.edu by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 30. The material may be hand-delivered to Student Services Building Room 126, by the deadline. Team and individual projects from all disciplines are encouraged.  Students may submit only one application and past recipients are not eligible. The REACH 2015 Awards will be announced in April.  

For additional information, contact REACH by email at 

reach@siu.edu, call 453-4433, or visit The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities in the Student Services Building, room 126.