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*Due to the impact of COVID-19, the selection process has been delayed. Changes are being made on a site-by-site basis. Participants will be notified via email of their selection or non-selection status. Please check back for programming updates.

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

December 16, 2019
Locations announced; Applications open

March 15, 2020
Applications close at 11:59 PM EST

March 16 - April 30, 2020
Applications reviewed

May 1, 2020
Notification of selection and non-selection to applicants

May 1 - May 31, 2020
Welcome letters to students, mentors and lab coordinators

June - August 2020

Interested in this program?

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

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    Auburn University

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    Georgia Tech Research Corporation

    Augusta, GA
    Augusta University Research Institute

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    Ames, IA
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    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

    Camden, NJ
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    Piscataway, NJ
    Rutgers University – Piscataway


    Socorro, NM
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

    New York, NY
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    City University of New York (CUNY)
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    Old Westbury, NY
    New York Institute of Technology

    Orangeburg, NY
    Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

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