Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

The Undergraduate Research Center's Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) began in 2021 to provide students new to research with opportunities to collaborate with faculty and staff on mentored research, scholarly, and creative projects. During the 2022-23 academic year, the RAP program will be divided into three separate programs to serve a wider variety of students. Students within all three programs will be compensated for their work as a RAP participant. 

  • RAP Work-Study: Students eligible for work-study are invited to apply for research apprentice work-study positions. Selected students will collaborate with a faculty/staff mentor on a research, scholarly, or creative project. Must be work-study eligible to apply. Applications for available positions are open now on Handshake. 
  • RAP-Ambassadors: RAP-Ambassadors will serve as a continuation of the original RAP program for students who have formerly participated in RAP. Students will work with other RAP-Ambassador participants and a faculty mentor on a pre-determined research, scholarly, or creative project. In addition, students will participate in activities designed to promote undergraduate research to other students. Applications are due October 20th, 2022. Click  here to apply.
  • RAP-Global: RAP-Global provides beginning International students with an opportunity to collaborate on a research, scholarly, or creative activity with a faculty/staff mentor. Additional training experiences will also be provided through the URC. Must be a beginning International student to apply. Applications are due October 20th, 2022. Click here to apply.