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Research Apprentice

Research Apprentice Badge

The Research Apprentice Badge is awarded to undergraduates who successfully complete the Research Apprenticeship Program (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 apprenticeship with WVU research faculty.

Research Apprentice Badge

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.

Schedule an appointment with the Office of Undergraduate Research and learn how to get started!

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