Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

      NEWS Flash:  RAP wins the 2015 UW Systems Board of Regents Diversity Award

      Photos from the Award Ceremony on February 6, 2015

      News article about 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. 

      We have started accepting RAP applications for 2015-16 academic year. If we can identify an interested mentor, you might be able to get started on your research project even during Spring Semester 2015.

      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.

      Note: Due to Spring Break we may not be able to contact you or a potential mentor right away.  We will try our best to match you with a mentor as soon as possible, but that may not happen during this semester.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

      Please make sure to log out of other gmail accounts before applying.

      ProgramApplication FormDeadline
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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