The Office of Student Research (OSR) is pleased to invite student-faculty teams to apply for the Spring 2022 Pilot Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP).
This program is open to all first-, second- and third-year full time undergraduate students in all majors. URAP is a semester-long research experience where faculty introduce students to the research process and research topics in their discipline and supervise an independent student research and creative inquiry project. This program provides students with an opportunity to engage in preliminary research and creative inquiry projects, which may then form the basis for a continuing research or inquiry-based activity. Students will also be introduced to the process of designing and conducting independent research and inquiry projects through participation in required professional development activities. At the end of the program, students will summarize and share their research and inquiry projects through presentation at the 2022 Spring Student Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry, submission to Incite, or submission of a proposal for the Longwood Senior Thesis program. OSR has designated several spots for student projects focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) research topics.
This introductory experience is particularly valuable for students who may want to pursue more advanced research and inquiry projects during a summer or in-semester research experience in the future. Faculty will have the opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student one-on-one.
Students will register for 2-credits of research in their discipline and faculty mentors will receive a $500 stipend. Students will be responsible for signing up for 2-credits in their discipline and for meeting Longwood University requirements for academic credit. URAP students may not participate in another funded research and inquiry program simultaneously, such as Perspectives on Research in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) or Longwood Senior Thesis. Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria in the Spring 2022 URAP Evaluation Rubric.
The application deadline has been extended to November 19, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
- Faculty. URAP is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty members, clinical educators, and lecturers from all disciplines, programs, and colleges. Faculty-student teams are limited to one faculty member and one student.
- Students. URAP is open to all first-, second-, and third-year full time undergraduate students in good academic standing who will return to the University for the next academic year. Students graduating in the current academic year are ineligible.
This program is intended to be an introductory experience for students who may want to pursue more advanced research and inquiry projects in the future. Therefore, new faculty-student pairs are encouraged.
How to Apply
Students should electronically complete and submit a PDF (no larger than 2 MB) of the completed application to the Office of Student Research (firstname.lastname@example.org), by November 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please direct questions to Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research (email@example.com) or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions? Contact Dr. Amorette Barber, Director, Office of Student Research, email@example.com.