The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to work with graduate students and post-doctoral scholars on their research projects, explore the culture and process of research, and build on their existing abilities within a community of scholars. In Spring 2024, the undergraduate portion of URAP will consist of two equally important parts: a one-on-one research experience with their research mentor, and the Introduction to Research course. The course is designed to complement the research mentoring experience, orienting undergraduate mentees to broader topics in the research process.
Participation in URAP is by application only. Students selected to be part of URAP are expected to commit to: (1) attending the regular weekly class meetings of GC 295, Introduction to Research (3 credit hours) with Office of Undergraduate Research instructors; and (2) working one-on-one with their research mentors, an average of 5-6 hours per week. As part of the course requirement, students will complete a final project, consisting of a poster, to be presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event on April 25, 2024.
For more information about URAP, including research project abstracts, and how to apply to the program, please visit our website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html
Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered at our upcoming informational meetings. We will have multiple in-person and Zoom sessions available: September 5 (3 - 4pm), September 14 (4 - 5pm), September 20 (3 - 4pm), and September 27 (4 - 5pm). No registration required; location can be found on our program website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html
The deadline for applications is October 6, 2023, at 11:59 pm.
To apply, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html