November 15, 2021

REACH Awards competition applications start Dec. 6

Full-time SIU Carbondale undergraduate students can begin applying for the 2022-23 Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award competition on Dec. 6. Students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher are eligible. The application deadline is Jan. 28.    

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. 7. 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 $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 2022 and spring 2023 semesters. Award recipients will be required to present a poster detailing their research or creative activity projects, and faculty mentors will be required to serve as judges at the undergraduate research showcase in April 2023.  

More information is available at the REACH Award website, at 618-453-5289 or by email at