Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations

Hearst URCC Faculty Research Assistant Program

Note: All positions have been filled for the 23-24 Academic Year.

Information for Undergraduates

  • Are you a Brandeis undergraduate who wants to get involved in research, but don’t have any prior college-level experience conducting research?
  • Do you want to participate in a research or creative project in the social sciences, humanities or creative arts?

Made possible by a generous grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the URCC is offering a competitive research assistant program to support undergraduate research assistant positions who will work with Brandeis research faculty.

This program provides paid research assistant opportunities to Brandeis undergraduates who have no prior experience conducting university-level research. Selected Brandeis faculty in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Creative Arts participate. These faculty design research assistant positions suitable for students with no formal experience in university-level research.

This program supports equitable access and inclusion in faculty-mentored research and creative projects for Brandeis students new to research. Students with demonstrated financial need, first-generation college students, and students in underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The URCC encourages prospective applicants to review the research skills training and resources offered by the Brandeis Library.

Contingent upon acceptable performance as a research assistant, each Hearst URCC undergraduate faculty research assistant will be supported for the 2023-24 academic year.

Applicants must be currently enrolled Brandeis undergraduates for both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. (Study abroad students are not eligible.)

Applicants must have no prior college-level research experience. (Students who have completed a research methods course at Brandeis  are eligible to apply.)

All students who participate in the Hearst URCC Undergraduate Faculty Research Assistant Program are asked to:

  • Enroll in and actively participate in the Entering Research course (HWL 32)
  • Join and participate in a URCC research mentoring group in Spring 2024
  • Present their research at the Spring URCC Symposium
How to apply
All positions for the 23-24 Academic Year have been filled.

Undergraduates with questions about the program can contact Margaret Lynch, director of Undergraduate Faculty Research Partnerships.