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The scholarly, creative, and research activity of SIUE's faculty, staff, and students is an important element within the University Mission, and provides the intellectual foundation of the University. The mission of the Office of Research and Projects, a unit within the SIUE Graduate School, is to provide information and assistance regarding research opportunities, proposal development, project administration, and other services to researchers and scholars, including graduate students, at SIUE. Visit the Office of Research and Projects.

The Undergraduate Research Academy (URA) encourages, supports, and enables students to conduct original research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate research or creative activity enhances the quality of the baccalaureate experience by giving students opportunities to pursue ideas independently, interact with the faculty, and engage more fully in the educational process of discovering and creating. Visit the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program.

The fundamental objective of SIUE's Institute for Urban Research is to create and test paradigms and programs that will help federal, state, and local agencies combat chronic urban problems in Southwest Illinois, especially in the Metro East. The Institute for Urban Research conducts research on urban issues important to the region. Visit the Institute for Urban Research.

The National Corn-To-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at SIUE is the only facility in the world that fully emulates both a corn wet-mill and dry-mill commercial fuel ethanol production center. Visit the NCERC.