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The Undergraduate Assistantship (UGA) Program provides a unique opportunity for students. The UGA Program was established in 2002 and awards approximately 300 students each year. The program offers on-campus, research and/or creative activity opportunities for SIU undergraduate students. Students selected for an Undergraduate Assistantship are able to work directly with a faculty member or professional level staff member in a project that leads to a poster or oral presentation at the Annual Research and Creative Activity Forum on Campus in April. Students should spend 10-20 hours per week working on the project and are paid approximately $10/hour. Positions are available for the fall and spring semesters. The UGA Program is not usually funded during the summer term.

The UGA Program is a program of CURCA, a unit of the Provost Office, and has cooperating support from Human Resources, Payroll, Research Development and Administration, University Honors and the University hiring departments. The Undergraduate Assistantship Advisory Committee serves as the selection committee for faculty and/or student proposals.

Important News

Faculty and Staff

The 2017-2018 Undergradate Assistantship application period is now OPEN. 

Submit your request



Undergraduate Assistantships for the 2016-2017 academic year are posted. Please click here to view posted positions.

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