CRRES launched the Undergraduate Research Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities (URP) in Fall 2016. The URP is designed to allow students the opportunity to experience hands-on work on a research project or other type of scholarly activity under the mentorship of a faculty member. Both the faculty mentor and the student researcher are compensated for their efforts. Students receive up to $1500 per semester and faculty mentors are compensated with research assistance—in the form of both a dedicated research assistant and $500 deposited to their IUB research accounts each semester.
CRRES provides structure and guidelines for the mentors and student researchers, and the Center’s Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) serves as the CRRES Liaison for the Program, organizing workshops and training for the students. In addition to research training on the faculty mentor’s project, students learn how to craft a polished CV, create a poster presentation, and write an annotated bibliography, among other relevant academic skills.