Additional Guidance

College and Departmental Resources

Many colleges and departments offer research advice and opportunities specific to certain majors or disciplines:

Astronomy
College of Natural Resources 
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Engineering
Molecular and Cell Biology
Physics
Psychology

Library Resources

For Apprentices: URAP faculty want to see applicants with strong library and internet searching skills. Move your skills up a notch by taking an online library course and becoming familiar with relevant library collections.

For independent researchers: Whatever your field of research, you will need to know how those in your field formulate questions, what tools and methods they use in gathering and analyzing texts and data, and where they publish their results. The library online resources can get you started, and take you well beyond the basics.

Resources for Creative Projects

The Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Financial Aid Prizes and Honors, and Scholarship Connection pages feature many funding and prizes for creative projects.