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The Pritzker Institute launched the RES-MATCH program in Spring 2020 as part of an effort to provide undergraduate Illinois Tech students with hands-on research experiences with faculty. 

Summer 2021 PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Wednesday, April 28

Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering announces RES-MATCH for the summer 2021 semester.
  • Want to have an energetic undergraduate student doing research in your laboratory?  
  • Want to provide a talented student with an opportunity to experience research?
  • Want to prepare data or perform an experiment for a grant application?
  • Want to pursue a new area of research?
If yes, then RES-MATCH is for you.

By participating in RES-MATCH, Illinois Institute of Technology faculty members can define a one-semester biomedical science or biomedical engineering research project with a student, and the Pritzker Institute will provide support for both the student and the faculty mentor’s laboratory. The project should detail clear milestones achievable during the summer semester under continued restrictions imposed by COVID-19. 

Interested faculty members should apply for one or more research projects by emailing the name of the project and a short description to Ken Tichauer ( and Karen Caruso ( PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28. 

Upon acceptance, faculty mentors will be sent instructions for preparing a brief presentation of their project using one slide and either a one-minute video or a brief written description that will be posted on the Pritzker Institute RES-MATCH webpage. Upon viewing a project on the RES-MATCH webpage, students will be able to contact the associated faculty member to obtain a recommendation to the Pritzker Institute for working on the research project. 

Faculty mentors will have until Wednesday, May 5, to meet with students and to submit recommended student project selections. Preference will be given to students who are new to the faculty member’s research. RES-MATCH is not intended as a means of supporting students currently working in a faculty member’s laboratory. 
Students accepted for RES-MATCH support will receive a $500 research award and the faculty mentor will receive $500 for the research laboratory.  A faculty selection committee will select projects for posting and approve student-mentor matches.

All Illinois Tech faculty members are encouraged to apply with projects that are related to or have an association with biomedical science or engineering. Please contact Ken Tichauer ( with any questions about the suitability of any project or idea. 

  • Faculty must submit projects by Wednesday, April 28 at 10 p.m. CST
  • All student recommendations must be submitted by Wednesday, May 5 at 10 p.m. CST 
  • APPLY EARLY: Once selected for RES-MATCH, the projects will be posted on the website on a first-come, first-served basis, depending upon the continued availability of funds.