OUR Federal Work Study Research Assistant Positions

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs (DASA) will provide undergraduate research positions through the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program up to the maximum of the student’s FWS award during an academic year (typically $1500-$2000).

This program was started in the Fall of 2017 with 21 Research Assistant positions being created and expanded to over 80 positions in 2020-21 with faculty mentors spanning 9 colleges at NC State University.

The goal of the program is to provide students with a work-study position that allows the student to earn money through an enhanced work experience by learning about and conducting research with a faculty mentor.


Brief Overview of the Restrictions, Requirements, and Details

  • Students MUST be eligible for Federal Work-Study
  • Students MUST be undergraduates enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • The hiring process must be completed in order to receive the FWS award funding
  • Students must have a faculty mentor or expert in the research area to serve as their mentor
  • The student is required to complete either A) a reflection paper OR B) present at the NC State spring symposium
  • The student is required to complete a professional development activity each semester
  • Students may not receive a OUR Research award during the same time as working as an OUR FWS RA
  • Students must use the online application [link below]

Please email any questions you have to the office at undergradresearch-fwsra@ncsu.edu 

Complete Restrictions, Requirements, and details may be found in the OUR FWS RA Position Handbook found below.

The OUR uses a general job listing that is meant to encompass all colleges and disciplines for its posting within the Federal Work-Study Job site found in the MyPack Portal.

Apply Now for a 2021-22
Federal Work-Study Research Assistant Program

Must have a FWS Award through Financial Aid to be eligible to apply!