Faculty invited to propose summer, fall URAs

Undergraduate Research AssistantshipNIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting faculty proposals for the summer and fall 2014 sessions of the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program.

The program was designed to provide students additional opportunities to work under faculty mentors within their fields.

URA grants funding to approximately 15 to 20 faculty members during the fall, spring or summer semesters to allow the hiring of undergraduates to assist on research projects.

Faculty from all departments are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Research assistants are hired by funded faculty and work for 10 hours per week for 15 weeks at the rate of $10 per hour (funding not to exceed $1,500).

The URA program is coordinated through the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and has cooperating support from Student Employment and the university hiring departments.

For more information, call (815) 753-8154) or email ugresearch@niu.edu.

 

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