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The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is seeking applications from OSU full-time undergraduates who:

  • seek to carry out a research or creative project in their field(s).


  • have previously not received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position) to support their involvement in a research or creative project.

**If you have questions regarding your URAP eligibility, please contact Kayla Daniel, Program Coordinator, at prior to the deadline.** 

Submission window is Friday January 1 - February 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


The OSU undergraduate must:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student during Spring 2021 semester.
  • be in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • have an OSU faculty/post-doctoral advisor who has agreed to be responsible for overseeing the research or creative project in its entirety.
  • have previously not received funding (e.g., research grants, salaried research position) to support their involvement in a research or creative project.

Application Instructions:

Part 1: Student Application Components and Submission Process

The application can be found here: 

1. Personal Statement (maximum of 1 single-spaced page)

Write a personal statement that tells the story of who you are, where you hope to go and how you envision the URAP impacting your future.

2. Project Description and Overview of Student Project Responsibilities (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages)

The project description must provide an overview of the project you will be working on.  Please also clearly describe your role(s) and responsibility(ies) on the research or creative project.

3. Description of Pending Research and/or Creative Project Funding Support- We ask that you list any funding sources that you have applied to and/or have been accepted to for your project (ie. Arts and Science Research Grants, Honors and Scholars Enrichment Grants, etc.) 

4. Project Timeline

5. Project Budget- Your budget must include costs related to your proposed research project.

6. IRB Application Status (if applicable)

7. OSU Advising Report

Applications must be compiled into a single PDF document and saved as follows:  Last Name_First Name_URAP2019.  For example, John Smith's application would be saved as: "Smith_John_URAP2019.pdf" 

Below are images of the application so that students can prepare accordingly: 

Part 2: Faculty/Post-Doctoral Advisor Letter of Support Submission Process

A letter of support must be provided by the student's OSU faculty/post-doctoral research advisor.  Letters of support must be submitted as a PDF document and saved as follows: Student-LastName_Faculty/Post-Doc-LastName.pdf.  For example, Mary Jones (faculty) writing a letter of support on behalf of John Smith (student) would be saved as: Smith_Jones.pdf.

The link to submit can be found here:

Below are images of the application so that faculty will be better prepared. 

Part 3: In-Person Interviews

Finalists will be selected and notified by February 25, 2021.  Finalists be will be invited to partake in one-on-one interviews with OUR&CI staff.

Funding Conditions

If selected for funding, the student agrees to:

  • only accept URAP funding to support his/her research or creative project.  The intent of URAP is to support an undergraduate's research or creative project in its entirety during May-August, 2021.  
  • discuss their URAP research or creative project experience with OUR&CI staff during autumn semester 2020 (interview dates and times TBD)
  • participate in an OUR&CI-sponsored event during the 2021-2022 academic year (exact opportunities and dates TBD).

Funding Award:

  • Students will be paid $12.00 for each hour he/she is engaged in research- or creative project-related endeavors.
  • The maximum funding award is $4560.  Students may work a maximum of 38 hours per week for 10 weeks ($12.00*38 hours*10 weeks=$4560 maximum award).