Students are eligible for a total of 5 terms of URAD.
- Students are eligible for URAD once they have completed two terms of enrollment. For most students, this will be spring of the first year (apply in the winter for research in the spring).
- Once students have completed 35 credits, they are no longer eligible for URAD.
- For students who are or have been participating in UGAR research assistantship programs:
- Sophomore/Junior Research Scholars: all funded terms count toward total terms of URAD.
- Presidential Scholars: the first term counts toward the total terms of URAD but the second term does not. If you received funding for a third term of Presidential Scholar research, that term does count toward the total number of funded URAD terms.
Students apply for URAD in the term prior to the term of research. Acceptances to the program are limited to one term per application.
- Students who would like to continue a project in a subsequent or later term must submit a separate application each term.
- There are no restrictions on the number of faculty mentors and/or projects per student, up to a maximum of 5 terms per student.
Note the following restrictions:
- Students may not receive funding and academic credit for the same research. Therefore, students who are getting independent and/or honors thesis credit for the research are NOT eligible for URAD.
- Students may not receive funding from more than one source for the same research. Therefore, students receiving wages for the research or participating in other funded undergraduate research programs (e.g. Neukom Scholars, Human Development Fellowships, Mellon Mays Fellows, E. E. Just Fellows, Stamps Scholars) are NOT eligible for funding for the same/similar research from URAD.
Be sure to also review the general eligibility guidelines for UGAR programs.