Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)


***IMPORTANT: Students can learn about eligibility and apply for URAP positions here***

The college is once again pleased to invite students and faculty to participate in a college-wide Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) for the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 semesters. 

Through this program, faculty engage undergraduates in their research through one-to-one mentorships that stimulate student interest in pursuing graduate education.

The college and university have a strong interest in engaged learning activities. Undergraduate participation in research is one of the central elements of engaged learning. This program is designed to encourage a broader involvement of students and faculty not only within a given major, but also, where appropriate, to encourage and support mentorships that involve faculty members with qualified, highly motivated students outside the major.

The goals of this program are:

  • to create and expand opportunities for undergraduates and faculty to work as collaborators in the search for knowledge; to involve students in the creation of that knowledge; and to celebrate the accomplishment of undergraduate researchers.
  • to create a better understanding of what faculty do and why they do it.
  • to foster critical thinking and active learning through the greatest resource of this university:
    the programs of scholarly endeavor that come from research-active faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • to further demonstrate and reinforce the synergistic relationship between teaching and scholarship.

Important Dates

Jan. 24          Faculty submit proposals to department chair
Jan. 31 Chairs submit URAP proposals to
March 31 Approval received 
Apr. 7-11 URAP proposal topics posted online (CLAS & OSEEL website) Students will also be reached by email
Apr. 21
Student deadline to submit URAP applications
Apr. 28 Student applications forwarded to faculty
May 16 Student/Faculty contracts due