Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations

Hearst URCC Faculty Research Assistant Program

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 humanities, social sciences, 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.

There are 10 positions funded by the award for AY22-23. All positions have now been filled.

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

Our goal is to ensure equitable access and inclusion in faculty-mentored research and creative projects for all Brandeis students, especially those who historically have had inequitable access, such as historically underrepresented groups, first-generation college students and students with high financial need.

Contingent upon acceptable performance as a research assistant, each Hearst URCC undergraduate faculty research assistant will be supported for both fall and spring semesters of the 2022-23 academic year.

All undergraduates who are selected as a Hearst URCC faculty research assistant are required to join and participate in a URCC mentoring group facilitated by undergraduate and graduate research peer mentors, present their research at the Spring URCC Symposium and write a project proposal for future research.

Research assistant positions are posted to Workday, ForagerOne, and below. Click on the position title to apply in Workday.

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