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Promoting student growth and academic excellence through undergraduate research experiences and external fellowships. Heading link

The Office of Undergraduate Research & External Fellowships (UREF) provides comprehensive support to students as they pursue undergraduate research experiences and competitive external fellowships, with a particular focus on fostering a culture of academic inquiry and faculty engagement. UREF promotes meaningful connections between faculty and students, encourages mentorship, provides high-impact advising, and educates the UIC community about opportunities for students across all disciplines, both on campus and beyond.

UREF is a new office, and our website is still under construction. Please explore the other pages linked here to learn more about the resources that we provide. We look forward to meeting you!