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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.

The Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering announces RES-MATCH for the 2022–2023 academic year.

NEW! Updates for 20222023:

  • Projects may begin at any point before January 2, 2023, and must be completed by April 28, 2023.
  • The Pritzker Institute will provide funding for project-related consumables, in addition to the $500 faculty award.

  • 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 biomedical science or biomedical engineering research project with a student, and the Pritzker Institute will provide support for project-related consumables, as well as $500 awards for both the student and the faculty mentor upon completion of the project. The project should detail clear milestones achievable before the end of the spring semester. 

Interested faculty members should apply for one research project by emailing the name of the project and a short description, including minimum deliverables required to be completed by the student, to Oscar Juárez (, Michael Barry (, and Karen Caruso (

Students recommended by faculty for RES-MATCH must be:
  • IIT undergraduates, and
  • New to the faculty member's laboratory (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 upon successful completion of the project. Approved projects will receive funding for budgeted project-related consumables, and the faculty mentor will receive an additional $500 award upon successful completion of the project. The faculty mentor’s award can be applied to any expenses at the discretion of the faculty mentor during the 2024 fiscal year, subject to restrictions. The $500 award may not be applied toward the faculty mentor’s salary. The Pritzker Institute 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 Oscar Juárez ( with any questions about the suitability of any project or idea.