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

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Application Now Open!  Deadline September 1, 2015

Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal of the URL program 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.


The Undergraduate Research Leader position provides a fantastic opportunity to engage
with research on a deeper level by providing multiple opportunities throughout the year to discuss
research with undergrads, at panel events, and ultimately at the Undergraduate Research
Symposium. This position is perfect for anyone who is passionate about engaging the public in research, giving back to the research community, and encouraging more undergrads to
participate in research.

-Ellie Stillwell (URL alumna, 2013-14)