December 03, 2018

REACH awards competition opens this week

by Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The 2019-2020 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition is open now and closes Feb. 4 for full-time Southern Illinois University Carbondale undergraduate students.

Up to $2,000 available for projects

Full-time undergraduate students working with a faculty member can qualify for REACH awards of up to $2,000 to support expenses associated with original creative activity or research projects. Students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher are eligible to compete. 

Faculty need to submit recommendation forms and letters of support to by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 4. Students will find application instructions, as well as eligibility and additional information at the REACH Award website. 

Teams welcome to apply

Team and individual projects from all disciplines are encouraged. Successful team applications can receive $500 per additional team member in addition to the $2,000 REACH award limit. 

Eligible awardees have the opportunity to be paid 10 hours per week for work on their projects during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. Award recipients will be required to present a poster detailing their research or creative activity projects at the undergraduate research showcase in April 2020.