November 25, 2019

REACH Awards competition opens this week

The 2020-2021 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition closes Jan. 31 for full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students. Students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher are eligible to compete.

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.

Faculty need to submit recommendation forms and letters of support to by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 10. Students will find application instructions as well as eligibility and additional information at the REACH Award website.

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

Eligible awardees have the opportunity to be paid 10 hours per week for work on their projects during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Award recipients will be required to present a poster detailing their research or creative activity projects at the undergraduate research showcase in April 2021.

More information is available at the REACH Award website, at 453-5289 or by email at