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Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

University of California, Berkeley

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) is designed to involve Berkeley undergraduates more deeply in the research life of the University. The Program provides opportunities for you to work with faculty and staff researchers on the cutting edge research projects for which Berkeley is world-renowned. Working closely with mentors, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in areas of special interest, while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research.

New research opportunities are open at the start of each semester. Student applications are due in the the second week of classes each term. For detailed information, please see URAP Application.

Faculty and undergraduates from all of the schools and colleges at the University of California at Berkeley are welcome to participate.

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As an apprentice, you can work on faculty research and learn advanced research skills, explore fields that interest you, and find out what it is like to be an academic at the world’s premier research institution. Each semester, projects from a wide range of disciplines are open to new applicants. 

In Fall 2021, some projects may still be remote. The fall application opens August 18th after 3 p.m.; the deadline to apply is August  30th, at 9 AM!

Information Sessions

At a URAP info session you will obtain more general information on apprenticeships, and get tips on making clear and effective applications.

URAP Experience Info Sessions are held by experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors.

Info sessions about applying to URAP will be held in late fall and the first week of instruction in the spring semester. Registration links for this spring’s sessions are now listed below. 

Please watch the tutorials, Applying to URAP and the Step by Step Guide, before attending a session. This will give us more time for your questions!

Schedule

The schedule for the information sessions in August will be posted soon, please check back!

URAP Experience Info Sessions

URAP Summer Apprentices

Victoria Osanyinpeju - Land Grabs and Legal Empowerment in Lagos, Nigeria

This summer, I will be traveling to Lagos, Nigeria to continue research on Dr. Ferme’s project on the ways in which the large-scale acquisition of land by private actors, or “land grabs”, creates lasting implications for indigenous peoples and the “Legal Empowerment” movement in West Africa. I will be researching the market in land plots in regions surrounding the Lagos …Read more  »

The Apprentice Experience

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Dipankan Bhattacharya

Apprentice in the Harland Lab (Molecular & Cell Biology) When I was in high school, I had no idea of...

Anne Powers

Apprentice with the Emma Goldman Papers What motivated you to apply to URAP? In my freshman year, I started to...

Erica Lee

Apprentice with Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (Art History) Representation of Scale: What is it like to work closely with a...

Stefanie Ebeling

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
2412 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2940
urap@berkeley.edu

Drop-In Office Hours

Please contact Stefanie via e-mail at urap@berkeley.edu.

Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships has a great group of experienced undergraduate researcher peer advisors, many of them current or former URAP students, that are ready to help you out. The spring calendar of when specific OURS peer advisors host their weekly drop in office hours will be posted shortly. Their majors are represented in (parenthesis) and you can read more about all of them on this page

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