Independent Research: Many Astronomy Illinois undergraduate majors and minors participate in research projects sponsored by individual faculty members. Starting in Fall 2023, we will be using the Astronomy Research Application Portal to solicit interest in joining faculty research groups. Using the portal is preferred over e-mailing the faculty member directly. Students interested in participating in faculty research projects are encouraged to enroll in ASTR 496 RI: Survey of Current Research, which is offered every fall semester.

Applications for the IDEAS program are due March 1, 2024, for the summer 2024 program. The IDEAS site has the latest information and application details:

If you are interested in Astronomy research as a UIUC undergrad, here are some opportunities you may be interested in: