Undergraduate Research Program

Real-world experience with world-class researchers

The Undergraduate Research Program offers students an opportunity to work directly with world-class researchers on real-world research. Completing hands-on independent research is critical to the next step in a student's educational or professional career.  Read the URP FAQ to learn more.

To participate in URP, students must meet a high level of academic success. Students then meet prospective researchers to find the research project that is right for them. To earn credit for URP, students register for a research course within their major of study. It may also be possible to earn a stipend for additional work performed in the lab in excess of the required research course requirements. Students may be asked to participate in conferences, author papers or to showcase their research work in the department or at the URP Research Symposium. Only CST students are eligible to participate.

Due Dates for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014

Undergraduate Research Program Due Dates

Faculty sponsors specify their research

 Early March

Students apply for Summer and Fall  2014

3/27 to 4/7

Students & faculty notified of approved URP students

By 4/10

URP faculty-student matching period

4/10 to 4/30

Summer/Fall Speed Match (details to follow)

4/16

All completed Summer 2014 approval forms due

4/30

All completed Fall 2014 approval forms due

9/2

All URP students registered for Fall  2014 research course 

9/2

Students begin Summer 2014 research assignments

Determined by faculty researcher

Students begin Fall 2014 research assignments

First day of Fall semester

Summer 2014 URP Application

  • A list of all Summer 2014 URP projects  can be found here -  Summer 2014 URP Faculty Research Projects
  • To apply for the Summer and or Fall 2014 URP program you must complete the application here -  Summer & Fall 2014 URP Application Form
  • All URP approval forms must be completed and submitted by April 30, 2014
  • The Summer 2014 URP Approval Form will be available here by March 31, 2014 - You complete this form after you have been approved and matched with a faculty member
  • Students who participate in Summer 2014 and want to continue into Fall must complete a Fall URP Approval Form to continue

Fall 2014 URP Application

  • A list of all Fall 2014 URP projects  can be found here - Fall 2014 URP Faculty Research Projects
  • To apply for Fall 2014 URP program you must complete the application here -  Summer & Fall 2014 URP Application Form
  • All URP approval forms must be completed and submitted by September 2, 2014
  • The Fall 2014 URP Approval Form will be available here by March 31, 2014 - You complete this form after you have been approved and matched with a faculty member
  • Students who participate in Summer 2014 and want to continue into Fall must complete a Fall URP Approval Form to continue

Previous URP projects and faculty researchers can be found here - URP Faculty Research Projects

Questions

Rose McGinnis
Director of Career Services & Undergraduate Research Program
1810 Liacouras Walk
Room 203F
mcginnr@temple.edu