Undergraduate Research Program


three URLs speak at a Dawg Daze panel event

URLs Sreetha, Amina, and Alan share their experiences at a Dawg Daze panel

Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.


  • Share your experience in, and enthusiasm for, undergraduate research at the UW.
  • Assist URP with student-focused outreach and program events, such as tabling, information sessions, panels, FIG presentations, and the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Partner with URP staff and other URLs to develop new ideas.
  • Attend an initial orientation and training session, as well as monthly meetings with URP staff.


  • Make an impact on the educational experience of your peers and make a difference for future undergraduate researchers.
  • Gain outreach and leadership experience for personal growth and résumé /CV building.
  • Engage in professional development workshops hosted by URP staff.
  • Practice your public speaking by promoting undergraduate research to student groups.
  • Network with students, faculty, and staff on campus.
  • Receive a nifty URL sweatshirt and nametag.


  • Must be a current UW undergraduate student.
  • Must have at least 3 quarters of experience in research, scholarship, or creative activities.
  • Must have presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium or a similar academic event or conference.

Application available in late summer