Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The IQSS Undergraduate Research Scholars program is an opportunity for Harvard College students to gain first-hand research experience working with faculty members all across the University.

Program Benefits

For Faculty

Get funding to hire Undergraduate Research Scholars as research assistants for your project.

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For Students

Gain valuable experience as a paid research assistant on new and exciting research projects led by Harvard faculty.

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Current Opportunities

With recent University guidance allowing students to work out of state through December 31, 2020, the URS program has been reactivated as of July 1, 2020. Although there are no current opportunities, we expect that to change in the coming days and weeks. Please check back frequently.

How to Apply

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For Faculty

Applying for URS funding is simple and will benefit both you and the undergraduates you hire.   

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For Students

Students wishing to participate in the URS program can either apply for jobs on the opportunities page, or contact a faculty member they wish to work with. 

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