Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (UGRAP)

The Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (UGRAP) at UTA enables transformative learning through research by engaging students with innovative faculty, professional communities, professional development, and their developing identities as leaders.  


  • For Spring: Due November 20, 2023
  • Summer: Unavailable for the 2024 semester
  • Fall: To be determined 

What Will I Be Doing During the Semester?

If you are selected for UGRAP, you will participate in an intensive research experience working alongside nationally- and internationally-recognized professors for a maximum of 19 hours per week (Fall/Spring, Summer includes additional hours). As this is a work-study program, students are funded $9.00/hour. You will conduct supervised research, attend research mentor and research team meetings, learning communities, and participate in synchronous/asynchronous professional development. This program's cohort is shared with the UROP experience, as they are the exact same program - just different modes of funding the student participants. 

Do I Qualify for this Program?

  • Open to all undergraduate majors
  • Full-time UTA undergraduate student
  • Apply as early as your second semester @ UTA
  • Scholarly and creative projects in all majors and fields of study
  • 2.75 CGPA
  • U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident required
  • Awarded or eligible for work-study (FASFA)
  • Fall/Spring Semester: Must be able to commit to at least 10+ hours for research and co-academic/curricular activities
  • Summer: Must be able to commit to at least 25+ hours for research and co-academic/curricular activities
  • Additional UTA Student Employment must be disclosed at interview, if selected
  • 3 semester max participation, continuation not guaranteed 

What are the Benefits of Participating in UGRAP?

The benefits to becoming an undergraduate researcher within UGRAP are limited only by your ambition, but if we have to get specific:

  • On-campus research support
  • Ability to research at UTARI, pending availability
  • Earn funding while conducting research
  • Gain valuable experiential learning experience
  • Research Mentorship
  • Professional Development and Learning Communities
  • Add to your career experience on your professional resume
  • Network with UTA faculty, staff, and students
  • Participate in a formal research poster/presentation 


Please contact The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at ugresearch@uta.edu or schedule an appointment using our Booking Advising system.