October 29, 2015

REACH Awards competition opens Dec. 1

The 2016-2017 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition opens Dec. 1 and closes Jan. 29, 2016, for full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students. Award recipients will be announced at the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum on April 4 in the Student Center Ballrooms. 

REACH awards of up to $1,500 support expenses associated with original creative activity or research projects by full-time undergraduates working with a faculty member are available.  

Faculty need to submit recommendation forms and letters of support to reach@siu.edu by 11:59 p.m., Jan. 29. To apply, students must self-register for the REACH 2016 “course” at SIU Online where they will find application instructions, as well as eligibility and additional information. The material may be hand-delivered to Student Services Building Room 126, by the deadline. Team and individual projects from all disciplines are encouraged 

Eligible awardees have the opportunity to be paid 10 hours per week for work on their projects during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. Award recipients will be required to present a poster detailing their research or creative activity projects at the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Forum in April 2017. 

More information is available at www.reach.siu.edu, at 453-4433 or by email at reach@siu.edu.