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This competitive program, open to all disciplines, offers 20 grant awards each year to students working on an independent research and/or creative activity project with a faculty mentor. REACH also sponsors the University's annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum, held in late March or early April, in which students present posters describing their research projects. We also publicize and promote other undergraduate research and/or creative activity opportunities (see below) via this web site, by producing an informational brochure, and by publishing an annual tabloid describing some of SIU Carbondale's many undergraduate research accomplishments and awards over the past year.
The 2014 REACH award competition opens on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014. Detailed instructions for the online application process are available for viewing Individual Application & Team Application. The competition is open to enrolled full-time degree seeking undergraduate students in all SIU Carbondale majors. Both individual and team projects in any discipline are welcome. Only application materials which are uploaded as a single pdf document in SIU Online during the open compeitition period at http://online.siu.edu will be accepted.
The "How to Apply for a REACH Award" workshop was held in October 2013. You may view the PowerPoint presentation at How to Apply for a REACH Award presentation.