Mentor Information

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) pairs faculty who need research assistance with undergraduates eager to engage in advanced research. For faculty who take on this serious mentoring role, small grants (up to $600 per academic year) are available to pay for expenses incurred in bringing the undergraduate into the project. Limited summer funds for student summer stipends are also available. For more information see the Faculty Handbook.

URAP FACULTY PORTALS

URAP operates through a personalized web-based "portal" that is created for each faculty member. Your portal will allow you to view applications, post notes for applicants and apprentices, create Learning Contracts and see if students have signed the contracts. You may also renew and revise your project(s) at the portal.

ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION

Please contact Stefanie Ebeling at urap@berkeley.edu for the link to submit a proposal. We will begin posting projects in late May and continue to post until the beginning of the fall semester. Although we will accept projects until the start of the fall administrative term (Wednesday, August 16th), projects added that late often have few or no applicants.

Funding note: We hope to continue to provide project funding in 2017/18, but such funding will be subject to the campus budget process.

Student deadline: Student applications open on the first day of the administrative term, and close early in the second week of classes. The fall application period for students will be Wednesday, August 16th through Tuesday, August 29th.

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Click here for a look at current URAP faculty research projects for apprentices.

FACULTY HANDBOOK

The URAP Faculty Handbook offers an extensive description of the program, guidelines for success, and necessary forms.

CALENDAR

Important dates in the URAP cycle are noted in our Faculty Calendars: Fall 2017 (pdf).

LEARNING CONTRACTS

Each semester, the URAP faculty mentor and the undergraduate apprentice must sign a Learning Contract outlining roles and expectations, whether or not they enroll for units. Contracts are completed online for new and continuing apprentices.

SUMMER APPLICATIONS

There are no new URAP projects listed in the summer, but there is usually funding available for continuing URAP faculty and apprentices. Faculty who participate in URAP during the fall AND spring semester may nominate a current apprentice to receive a SUMMER work stipend. Eligible faculty will be notified in mid-February about summer funding.

MENTORING UNDERGRADUATES

(1) faculty share techniques, perspectives

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Stefanie Ebeling
Office of Undergraduate Research
2412 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2940
(510) 643-5376
urap@berkeley.edu