Office of Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP)

The Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) is a funding opportunity through the Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry office to assist students of all majors and research areas with financial needs while being involved in an undergraduate research project. This program requires an application and funds students over the summer semester.  Students are responsible for working with a faculty mentor to develop their research project proposal.

The 2022 program will provide funds and optional educational programming to students who are conducting a research or creative project in their field(s) by working up to 38 hours/week for 12 weeks between May 10, 2022 and August 7, 2022.  In order to be selected for URAP, students must not have received any other type of funding for their research project, including grants or paid research employment.  The funds are distributed as student employee wages at $13/hour, for a maximum possible total of $5,928 (pre-tax), so all applicants must be eligible for student employee positions at Ohio State.  Students who accept URAP funds will be required to:

  • submit monthly project status updates
  • submit a final project report
  • present their research in a UR&CI hosted forum during the 2022-2023 academic year

Failure to complete any of these requirements will result in the student being terminated from the program.


2022 URAP Application Information

Application Window: closes on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 11:59pm

Application Link: 

Along with contact information, students will be asked to submit:

  • 1) Compiled into a single PDF file:
    • Personal Statement that addresses why you are doing research, what is important to you about your project, etc. (maximum of 1 single-spaced page)
    • Project Description and Overview of Student Project Responsibilities (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages)
    • Timeline for Summer Project (general overview and goals)
    • IRB Application Status (if applicable)
    • Description of Prior, Current or Pending Research Funding Support (if applicable)
    • Advising Report (found on Buckeyelink, used to verify enrollment and graduation)
  • 2) Letter of Support from your faculty research mentor (If a faculty mentor prefers to directly submit their letter of support, they can email it directly to