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URAP provides undergraduate students with an authentic science and engineering research experience alongside university researchers sponsored by the Army Research Office. Through this commuter program, students will develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting to prepare them for the next steps of their educational and professional career.

You'll Get To...

  • receive a stipend equivalent to $15 per hour for 8 to 10 weeks/up to 300 hours
  • experience authentic science and engineering research
  • be introduced to Army research and associated educational opportunities available to students through the Army’s Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and DoD
  • build experience in developing and presenting scientific research
  • develop an independent research program in preparation for research fellowships, graduate school, and careers in science and engineering
  • develop skills and background to prepare for competitive entry to science and engineering undergraduate programs
  • benefit from the expertise of a scientist or engineer as a mentor for professional and engineering research


  • Undergraduate students
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

More Information

This program is for commuting students only. Students are required to travel to and from the program site daily. In addition, the program does not supply an allowance for housing, meals or travel reimbursement.

Important Dates

January 2
Summer Program Applications Open

February 28
Summer Program Applications Close

March 1 - March 31
Applications Reviewed

April 1 - April 30
AAS notified by universities and labs of confirmed participants

May 1
Notification process of selections & non-selections to students begin

May 1 - May 31
Welcome letters to students, mentors & lab coordinators

June - August
Summer Apprenticeships - Weekly notices to students, mentors/directors/lab coordinators

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call Jennifer Ardouin at 919-549-4209. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

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    Auburn, AL
    Auburn University

    Tuscaloosa, AL
    University of Alabama

    Tempe, AZ
    Arizona State University

    Pasadena, CA
    California Institute of Technology

    Davis, CA
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    Newark, DE
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    Tampa, FL
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    Augusta, GA
    Augusta University

    Atlanta, GA
    Georgia State University

    Savannah, GA
    Savannah State University


    Evanston, IL
    Northwestern University

    Chicago, IL
    University of Illinois

    West Lafayette, IN
    Purdue University

    Notre Dame, IN
    University of Notre Dame

    Baton Rouge, LA
    Louisiana State University & A&M College

    Medford, MA
    Tufts University

    Amherst, MA
    University of Massachusetts

    Baltimore, MD
    John Hopkins University
    Morgan State University

    College Park, MD
    University of MD

    Minneapolis, MN
    University of Minnesota

    Durham, NC
    Duke University

    Greensboro, NC
    North Carolina A&T University

    Raleigh, NC
    North Carolina State University

    Charlotte, NC
    University of North Carolina

    Camden, NJ
    Rutgers University
    Rutgers University (Main Campus)

    Socorro, NM
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    New York City, NY
    City University of New York

    Postdam, NY
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    New York NY
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    New York University

    Jamaica, NY
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    Rochester, NY
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    College Station, TX
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    Victoria, TX
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    Blacksburg, VA
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    Pullman, WA
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