Info sessions about Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (app deadline 10/11/21)

The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP@UI) offers undergraduate students with little or no research experience the opportunity to work with advanced graduate students and post-doctoral scholars on their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their research 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 2022. As part of the program, students will (1) attend regular weekly class meetings (GC 295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research, 3 credit hours) with OUR instructors; and (2) work 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 during the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event sponsored by OUR.

Please notice that in the project abstracts, research 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:

Informational Meetings: 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 13 (3-4pm), September 22 (2-3pm), and October 5 (3-4pm). No registration required; Zoom links can be found on the program website:

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is October 11, 2021 at 11:59pm. To apply, visit: