VCU Work Study Research Assistant Program

Are you are an undergraduate student with a federal work-study award? Are you interested in gaining research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor?

The VCU Work-Study Research Assistant Program was designed to connect students with experiential learning opportunities through research.

Why do undergraduate research?

Engaging with undergraduate research is a valuable experience for many reasons. Participation in undergraduate research is a way to delve deeper into questions that interest you. It is also a learning experience that is highly valued by graduate schools, professional schools, and potential employers. See examples of previous undergraduate research projects.

To apply

If you currently have a federal work-study award, you can apply for research assistant postings at VCU Handshake. Log in and search for “FWS: Research Assistant”. You may apply to more than one posting if it aligns with your goals and interests. Please follow the specifications of the posting and upload all requested information, a resume will be required. It may also be useful to include a cover letter that explains why you are interested in that particular faculty member’s area of research. Only undergraduate students with work-study awards will be able to apply.

Benefits of work study