Fall | New Brunswick | Course Credit | Research
Research Assistant ProgramApplications for the 2016-2017 RA program are now open.
Deadline to apply is April 7. Students may apply to three projects.
Students can browse current projects and apply here.
Faculty can submit a new project here or replicate an exisiting one.
OverviewThe Aresty Research Assistant (RA) Program enables students to gain their first authentic reseach experiences by supporting faculty research projects during the academic year. RAs gain valuable research skills by working side by side with professors on forefront research projects, while professors benefit from a structured program to recruit and train the next generation of researchers. Students selected for the program do five hours of research per week (or more by arrangement with their professor). Selected students also attend peer group meetings with other undergraduate researchers to practice scholarly communication, explore research ethics, design posters, and discuss research methodology.
Applicants are evaluated by potential faculty mentors and selected on the basis of their academic records, their interest in developing research skills and a mentoring relationship, and compatibility of their interests with faculty projects. The most important criterion is an interest in research. Other skills and coursework requirements vary from position to position. There is no general GPA requirement for the RA program, but professors have discretion to set GPA requirements for specific projects.
Students who wish to take more than 16 credits, or work more than 10 hours outside of the program, must obtain approval from the Aresty Center staff. Please note: SAS students are not permitted to enroll in more than 20.5 credits per semester.
How to ApplyTo apply, follow the link below to log in to our database of research opportunities. Seach by key, department, or subject to find opportunities that match your interests. You will need to submit the following materials online to complete your application:
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