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The REACH (Research Enriched Academic Challenge) Awards give full-time undergraduate students at SIU the opportunity gain real-world experience in their research/creative field of interest. The awards are granted based on the evaluation of the applications by a panel composed of experts from a broad range of academic backgrounds.

If selected, students can receive up to $2,000 and an assistantship that will pay for the student to work up to 10 hours per week on their project. Teams can receive an additional $500 per additional team member.

To be eligible students must be a Sophomore or higher with a GPA of at least 2.8.

The online application will be available on My Courses (D2L) on December 3, 2018.


Important dates for the 2019-2020 REACH Award Competition:

Competition opens: December 3, 2018

Competition closes: February 4, 2019