The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP@UI) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship.
Undergraduate students selected to be part of the program will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2021. As part of the program, students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR/Grad College instructors; and (2) work one-on-one with their graduate 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 during the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event sponsored by OUR.
Please note that due to COVID19, GC295 course sections will be online. Also, in their project abstracts, graduate student mentors have indicated whether work with their undergraduate mentees will be: in-person preferred, open to discussion (whether remote or in-person), or remote preferred. Any in-person research work must meet all campus and unit safety protocols. For more information on undergraduate research during the pandemic, please see our COVID19 guidelines here.
For more information about URAP, and 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 online informational meetings. These will be conducted through Zoom on September 8 (2-3pm), September 16 (2-3pm), and September 25 (2-3pm). No registration required; Zoom links can be found on the program website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html
Deadline for applications is October 9, 2020 at 11:59pm.
To apply, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html