Now in its fourth year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) 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. Selected undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2019.
Undergraduate 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 “Undergraduate Research Week,” an annual event sponsored by OUR.
If you have any questions about the application process, the office will be holding informational meetings on Monday September 24, Monday October 1, and Monday October 8, from 3-3:50pm in Lincoln Hall Room 1065. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/programs/urap.html
Deadline for applications is Monday, October 15.
Questions may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “URAP” in the subject line.