Indiana University’s Office of Undergraduate Research (IUUR) was awarded $9,000 from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council (WPLC) to support the Federal Work Study Research Assistant Program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
At least 20 students will have financial support as a result of this grant, providing hourly wages to students eligible for federal work-study. Additional support to run this program will be provided by the IUUR office.
Students who wish to apply for this assistantship must also be accepted into a research experience with a faculty or graduate student mentor. Priority is given to students who have completed a research program administered by the IUUR office.
Melissa Blunck, Undergraduate Research program director, expressed her gratitude to WPLC for supporting this program stating, “We know that undergraduate research experiences greatly impact students and help shape their future plans. That is why we are excited to expand the program and support more students in transformative undergraduate research opportunities, thanks to support from the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council.”
Funding for this program is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds have been exhausted. Students can find program information and the application form on the IUUR website: https://undergradresearch.indiana.edu/programs-funding/fws-research-assistant.html
The Federal Work Study Research Assistant Program is an initiative of the Office of Engaged Learning (OEL) at IU. Together, OEL and IUUR work to enhance undergraduate student success through experiential learning activities, including undergraduate research.
The Office of Undergraduate Research works to ensure vibrant research and creative experiences are accessible for all interested IU students. The office seeks to broaden participation by supporting research and creative experiences across campus, offering programming, and by reducing barriers to undergraduate research and creative activity.
The Office of Engaged Learning seeks to increase student success and satisfaction by developing and promoting a wide range of high-quality experiential learning activities which build knowledge, skills, and deep connections with students’ academic programs and faculty.
For more information about the Federal Work Study Research Assistant Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.