Undergraduate Research Assistant Grant
The Undergraduate Research Assistant Grant funds opportunities for students to pair with faculty who are in need of assistance on their own research projects. Students who do not have sufficient research experience to design and carry out their own Undergraduate Research project gain first-hand mentored knowledge of research practices in their discipline, while faculty who would not otherwise be able to hire Research Assistants (RAs) get help with their own projects. The goal is to help students from any discipline who have no prior research experiences and are not yet ready to do independent research to get training and mentoring in the research methods of their chosen discipline.
Faculty can apply with a particular student(s) in mind, or the Center for Academic Innovation can assist in finding a student for them. Applications are written and submitted by Faculty Mentors, not by students. Students looking for a Research Assistant position should reach out to faculty they'd like to work with and discuss the opportunity.