URSCI Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URAP) is another URSCI initiative. URSCI funds four to six undergraduate research assistantships per semester. 

Students assist full-time tenured or tenure-track undergraduate faculty with the faculty member’s own scholarship. The faculty member identifies a specific student, then submits an application describing the proposed scholarship and the qualifications of the student assistant.  

This program is intended to provide students a substantive intellectual experience. Assistants can help in areas such as: 

  • Library research
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation

Students receive $10 per hour for up to 150 hours ($1,500) during a 15-week semester. In a recent example, a junior neuroscience student helped her professor examine the effect of the developmental environment on sensory processing in sea slugs.

All full-time undergraduate students who have attained at least sophomore status and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 are eligible.

PLEASE NOTE:  All students who are funded through an undergraduate research assistantship must undergo Responsible Conduct of Research training in their appropriate field. 

URAP Application
Note: The faculty member must complete the application.