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.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEEN REVISED. APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2016 RAs WILL BE DUE ON DECEMBER 1 by 5:00 P.M. CST. Contact URSCI Director David Perry for more information.

The Application process is entirely online, with some text boxes to fill in and files to attach. The Faculty member must complete the application in consultation with the student.

TO APPLY: Click here - Undergraduate Research Assistant Program Application Page