Application Materials

We will begin accepting applications mid-February. 

1.  Application form - to be prepared by the student
2.  Personal statement - to be prepared by the student

  • Please explain:
    • Who you are
    • Why you want to work on this particular research project
    • How you expect this experience to impact your education and career goals
  • Format:
    • One page
    • Double-spaced
    • 12 point font

3.  Research proposal  - to be prepared by the faculty mentor

  • Content:
  • Project Description: describe the proposed research so an intelligent layperson could understand.
  • Role of research assistant & mentorship plan
  • Budget & budget justification - indicate matching funds, if any, here
  • References
  • Format
    • Four page maximum - not including references
    • Double-spaced
    • 12 point font

4.  Letter of recommendation
5.  Unofficial transcript

Application submission:

  • The application, personal statement, research proposal, and unofficial transcript should be submitted electronically as a single document in pdf format to . Please name the document URA_2015_studentlastname.pdf.
  • The recommendation letter should be emailed by the reference to by the application deadline.