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Faculty invited to submit proposals to mentor undergrads as research assistants for fall, spring

August 13, 2012

Undergraduate Research AssistantshipsNIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is now accepting Undergraduate Research Assistantship proposals for fall 2012 and spring 2013.

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program is a new initiative of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan to expand the opportunities for students to work on faculty-mentored research.

URAs are will support between 15 and 20 students during the fall, spring or summer semesters. The program offers on-campus employment opportunities for NIU undergraduate.

Students selected for Undergraduate Research Assistantships are able to work under the guidance of faculty members in position directly related to their career paths and/or academic disciplines. Students will work 10 hours per week and are paid $10 per hour. Work-study positions are available and encouraged.

Proposals for URA positions are now being accepted.

Faculty can request one assistantship position to work on their research during the fall 2012 or spring 2013. Undergraduate assistants will work 10 hours a week and will receive $10 per hour. Due to the limited number of positions available, only one URA per faculty member will be allowed.

Faculty interested in hosting an undergraduate research assistant should complete the online URA proposal form by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Proposals will be reviewed and funded URA positions will be announced in mid-September.

Call (815) 753-8154 for more information.