OUR Federal Work Study 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). The number of positions per academic year is determined by amount of funding available and the number of approved jobs by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship. This program was started in the Fall of 2017 with 21 Research Assistant positions being created. 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.

Students are asked to complete an online Google Form which includes providing a resume and answering interest questions. The OUR office highly recommends providing as much additional information as possible on the Google Form, as this information is reviewed by perspective faculty mentors. Students will then be interviewed by a faculty member and may be offered a research assistant position. Students who are already working with a mentor or have a mentor identified are also eligible to apply, provided they are FWS eligible. Students who have a mentor identified will still complete the Google Form where they will list the faculty mentor and the OUR will confirm with the faculty member that they will serve as research mentor to the student.

It is the hope of the OUR to expand the program and offer more positions in coming years.

Please note: Students will not be awarded both a OUR grant and a OUR FWS position from our office, though students may apply for both, only one option will be funded.

Check back in late July 2018 for more information about positions for the 2018-19 academic year.

Example of Job Posting from Fall 2017