Apply for the Undergraduate Research Program

Frequently asked questions for potential participants

It is highly suggested that students wanting to work with the URP seek out a faculty member before applying. Likewise, faculty are encouraged to invite applications from undergraduates they with whom they are already familiar. However, we will also work to pair faculty and undergraduates with similar research interests.

The program begins at the beginning of the fall semester and concludes at the end of the Spring semester. Students are expected to work 10 hours per week and Faculty are expected to meet with students at least once a week and maintain communication with their student researcher.

The independent project is a student-led research project that progresses under the faculty mentor’s guidance. The student would propose an academic project, such as an essay, a digital media project, etc. Do note that students should identify a faculty mentor whose research focus relates to the student’s proposed project. The other option, and the most common, is a faculty-led research project. The student would work on particular components of the faculty mentor’s project, such as data compilation, coding, creating an annotated bibliography, etc.

Students are expected to work 10 hours per week. This includes a weekly meeting with their faculty mentor, responsibilities for the research project, and any tasks related to the monthly meeting with the CRRES Liaison (including meeting times).

Faculty funds are deposited to their research accounts at the end of each semester. Student funds are disbursed bi-weekly. Funds disbursal is dependent on student participation in the program. Student must regularly attend meetings with faculty mentors, complete assigned tasks in timely manner, and attend monthly meetings with CRRES Liaison.

CRRES understands that project timelines and needs change. If the tasks and objectives outlined in the proposal need to be revisited and adjusted throughout the course of the semester, we understand. We do ask that you please inform us in the monthly evaluation if a substantive change occurs.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm