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Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

​​​The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (URAP) has been created to support DePaul faculty in their pursuit of research and the creation of knowledge.  This program has a dual purpose: 1. To provide valuable learning opportunities and financial support for undergraduates to assist and collaborate with faculty members who conduct research projects and are engaged in scientific activities, and 2. To offer support to faculty engaged in the above activities consistent with the university's commitment to the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

All applications for Winter/Spring funding must be received by October 15 of the preceding year. Applications for Summer/Autumn funding must be received by May 6. The committee will begin reviewing applications after the posted deadline. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision approximately one month following the posted grant deadline.

Please specify your plan for conducting research safely and whether it will occur in-person or remotely.

Students, if you are curren​tly working with a College of Science and Health faculty member on a research project, or perhaps you are interested in joining a research group in the college, talk to your research mentor about the possibility of submitting a URAP application.

To submit an application, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download and read the application instru​ctions​​.
  2. Submit the student application here and the faculty application here.
  3. Once you receive the URAP award, please review and complete the URAP checklist.
  4. At the end of the quarter, please fill out the URAP Evaluation.  This form should be completed together by the student and faculty team.  Send the completed form to

For more information, please contact Dr. Susan McMahon, Associate Dean for Research.​​​​