Toprani Undergraduate Research Award

Subodh K. Toprani (BS ’77, MS’82) and Shraddha Toprani have provided a generous donation to Illinois Tech. The purpose of the Toprani Undergraduate Research Award is to provide financial assistance to international undergraduate students for summer semester research projects. The award will provide funding to one or more undergraduate student(s) in the amount of $5,500 for the summer.

Student Eligibility

Illinois Tech international undergraduate students or co-terminal students. The student must be nominated by an Illinois Tech faculty member. Preference will be given to students whose home country is India.

Application Packet Requirements

  • Students may complete the student application form here.
  • An Illinois Tech faculty member will submit a recommendation that will describe the student's potential for conducting research, the project that the student plans to undertake, and the need for funding. Submit here.

The 2023 competition is closed. Please watch for updates for 2024.

Questions can be addressed to Gloria Hernandez, or the Vice Provost for Research, Fred Hickernell,