Once you have a research position and you begin to feel more at ease, you may wonder what you can do to deepen your involvement in research. Your education and skill development goes beyond what you do in your research environment. ICRU hosts events and workshops to help you fully realize all of the benefits that come from research. We also offer fellowships to support students while they work toward their goals. ICRU even has awards for students who have maximized their participation and the mentors who help them do that.  Check out our EVENTS section (click or look under "NEWS")or scan this page for more information about these opportunities!


Annual Events

Undergraduate Research Panel


ICRU hosts a variety of workshops throughout the semester to help you focus on the bigger picture: communicating and presenting your work, understanding career paths, developing applications for scholarships and graduate school. Look on our EVENTS page for upcoming workshops.

  • Poster Making Workshops
  • Oral Presentation Workshops
  • Three Minute Pitch Workshops
Allexis Mahanna receives ULRA


Your work should be rewarded. These recognition opportunities are a small way for ICRU to help you get where you need to be, and to tell you we are proud of what you do.

  • ICRU Research Fellowships
    Competitive summer and academic year funding for mentored research with UI faculty and staff.
  • ICRU Travel Awards
    Up to $500 for conferences, presentations, and other research-related travel.
  • Partnered Funding
    Grants and Fellowships through on-campus partnerships.
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards
    Recognition for students who have gone above and beyond in their research. Fellowship and travel stipend included!
  • Distinguished Mentor Awards
    Recognition for those mentors who make a positive difference in the research lives of their students.  Student Fellowship included!