the Research ApprenticeshiP PROGRAM
Interested students must schedule an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate Research to enroll in RAP.
what is rap?
RAP is a two-semester program that allows ANY WVU undergraduate with limited or no research experience to gain course credit and earn federal work-study funds through undergraduate research apprenticeships with WVU research faculty.
Undergraduates from all majors are welcome to enroll. Apprentices will:
- carry out investigations and or creative inquiries alongside expert faculty mentors
- learn research and scholarly methods in their respective disciplines
- make scholarly or artistic contributions to knowledge
Before the start of the program and with the help of the Office of Undergraduate Research, students need to secure a faculty mentor willing to supervise their progress throughout the semester.
Why should you join RAP?
- To explore your passion and advance your career by partnering with a faculty mentor whose research aligns with your interests;
- To gain access to real world applications of your studies;
- To unlock opportunities throughout the the duration of your undergraduate experience;
- To join a community of peer researchers and play a role in advancing WVU's worldly impacts;
- To learn how to present your research at local, national, and international
- To explore and appreciate the diversity of multidisciplinary research activities taking place across the university