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Research Apprenticeship Program

Program Overview

Research Apprenticeship Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research is piloting a program called Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to allow students with limited or no research experience to use federal work-study funds or gain course credit for undergraduate research apprenticeships with WVU research faculty. The goal of this initiative is to expand opportunities for students and facilitate their introduction to the concept of scholarship while learning the research or scholarly methods in their field. Research Apprentices will be introduced to research through a research assignment with a WVU faculty member. While much of the research may be fundamental skills (literature searches, summaries of primary sources, introduction to lab techniques), the goal is for the student to make significant contributions to the research while learning about the process of research or scholarship in the field. We expect for Research Apprentices to be fully integrated in research teams, group meeting and/or discussions. Research Apprentices will gain additional responsibilities as experience is accumulated

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