Upcoming

Workshop B:

Writing a research proposal (please come with a topic and ready to outline)

Resources for Undergraduate Research

LISTSERV

Interested in Research Opportunities and Resources for Undergraduates? Sign up here for the undergraduate_research listserve!

The Undergraduate_research listserve was created to help you stay on top of the many opportunities available to Berkeley undergraduates interested in research. Emails are sent weekly in peak deadline season (spring), less frequently at other times.

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS - Weekly

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

This workshop will give you a broad overview of why and how to get started planning for an original research or creative project as an undergraduate.

How to Write a Research Proposal

This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal for students in all disciplines.

Professional Communication

This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

The "Resources" tab of the Haas Scholars web site has a wealth of documents offering advice for undergraduate researchers. Some topics covered are

    Writing a research proposal
  • Finding and working with a faculty mentor
  • Getting great recommendation letters
  • Protecting human subjects
  • Making posters and writing abstracts, and more

COLLEGE & 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

This page directs you to funding and prizes for creative projects.

SCHOLARSHIP CONNECTION

Some scholarships, such as the Beinecke or Goldwater, specifically seek outstanding undergraduate researchers. Others can help provide funding that can allow you to carry out research. See the Scholarship Connection web site to access the searchable on-line database.