The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) has been selected to receive the2023 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Established by the Berkeley Collegium in 2014, the award is provided to recognize the exceptional promise or track record of a campus program, initiative, or unit in promoting the success of undergraduate education at UC Berkeley. URAP will receive an award of $3,000.
URAP provides an opportunity for Berkeley undergraduates to work with faculty members and research staff on cutting-edge research projects. Working closely with mentors, students deepen their knowledge and skills in areas of special interest while experiencing what it means to be part of an intellectual community engaged in research. The program is designed to stimulate awareness of advanced research and interest in graduate study. Students earn 1 unit of academic credit for every 3 hours of research work completed.
According to the Berkeley Collegium, "URAP is a shining example of fostering undergraduate education. The award is intended to recognize the aims and accomplishments of your program and provide support for continuing or expanding your efforts."
URAP is supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS), which expands student access to research, scholarships, mentorship, and experiential learning. Learn more about OURS and URAP on the website.