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 students 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 33 positions in 2018-2019 and 63 positions in 2019-2020 with faculty mentors spanning 10 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. It is the hope of the OUR to expand the program and offer more positions in coming years.

Brief Overview of the Restrictions, Requirements, and Details

Students MUST be eligible for Federal Work Study
Students MUST be undergraduates enrolled at least 6 hours
Students must have a faculty member serve as their mentor
Students must use online application to apply; include a Cover Letter and Resume as part of the application
The student is required to complete an online brief research Interim Report and Final Report
The student is required to complete one professional development experience each semester and submit a brief reflection within 2 weeks of the experience using the web based form on the OUR website.
The student is required to complete one of the following: A) A reflection paper. B) A poster presentation.
The student, if hired, will be a bi-weekly employee of NC State University
Students are paid at a rate of $10 per hour
Average hours worked will be between 6-8 and will not exceed 20 hours per week

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

OUR FWS RA Position Handbook for Students and Mentors CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

The OUR is no longer accepting applications or hiring for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check back in March to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you.

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