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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.

Locations list coming soon!

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

December 16
Locations announced; Applications open

February 29
Applications close

March 1 - April 30
Applications reviewed

May 1
Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants

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

June - August

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us. We'd love to hear from you!

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