Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      The Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) provides eligible students with a paid research opportunity to assist faculty/staff mentors with their research agenda.  This opportunity is open for first-and second-year students at UWW, or transfer students with a maximum of 72 transferred credits. 

      As a student researcher, you have the opportunity to advance your research skills outside the classroom by working closely with a professor in their research. You will become actively involved with the way that professors in one of the four colleges conduct research and further the knowledge in their particular discipline. As a research assistant, you will be exposed to the types of data, tools and research methods used to perform research. 

      If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the on-line application form below.  You will need your NetID and password for accessing the application form. PLEASE make sure to log out of other gmail accounts before applying.

      Please note: There are only a few spots left in this program.  While we will make every effort to match you with a mentor so you can get started with research as soon as possible, there is a possibility that you may be placed on a waiting list this year. If that happens, we will place you on a priority list for the 2015-16 academic year.

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      Researchers or project leaders interested in having a RAP student assist in a project can express interest to  The email should include (1) a brief explanation of the project the RAP student will be working on, and, (2) the type of work a student would be asked to complete.


      Undergraduate Research Program
      University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
      800 W. Main Street
      2115 Andersen Library
      Whitewater, WI 53190
      (262) 472-1296


      Professor Catherine Chan
      Director of Undergraduate Research
      (262) 472-1296

      UWW URP Student Org