undergraduate research (URP)

OVERVIEW

The Operation Twelve Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is a 22-week Research Experience for Undergraduates designed to engage students in diverse and exciting research in psychology, economics, biology, public health, global health, social sciences, cognitive sciences, behavioral sciences and neuroscience.

In particular, the URP seeks to increase the diversity of students successfully prepared to pursue STEM career pathways, and to recruit individuals from institutions with limited undergraduate research opportunities.

Applicants of any race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, dis/ability or veteran status are welcome. Students who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in social sciences, including students who are Hispanic/LatinX, Black or African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, American Indian or Alaska Native, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply. Students who are first-generation, nontraditional, economically disadvantaged, veterans, or parents and students with disabilities are also strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Program Dates:
    Cognitive Sciences Track: December 11, 2021 - June 18, 2022
    Pre-Health and Society Track: March 11, 2022 - August 18, 2022

  • Applications for the Pre-Health Track are now CLOSED

STUDENTS WILL

  • Gain valuable research experience alongside a diverse cohort of fellow undergraduate students from around the world

  • Gain an understanding of the challenges, rewards and culture of graduate studies in the sciences

  • Develop knowledge and skills to better prepare themselves for a successful career in pre-health, behavioral and social sciences

  • Participate in a weekly workshops on topics that including research and presentation skills, career options, and preparing for graduate school

  • Present their research results as part of a student research symposium

  • Have the opportunity to be published in a final research paper

ADMISSION

Pre-Health and Society Track - THE EFFECTS OF THE BEIRUT BLAST ON ACCESS TO CARE

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Program (Pre-Health and Society Track) open on January 25, 2022, and close in mid-February. Students are accepted into the program on a rolling basis. In order to decide if URP is the right fit for you, please review the eligibility requirements listed below, explore the information on our website thoroughly, and consider attending an informational webinar to learn more. You can also prepare for the application process by reviewing the elements you’ll need to submit below.

Please note that admitted students must be available and committed for the entirety of the 22-week program.

Program Dates: March 11 - August 18, 2022

Program Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must currently be enrolled in an Undergraduate Program and majoring in Pre-Health, Pre-Med, Biology, Public-Health, Global-Health, Economics or any related discipline

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Must attend the program in its entirety

Cognitive Sciences Track - THE EFFECTS OF THE BEIRUT BLAST ON COGNITION

Applications for the Undergraduate Research Program (Pre-Health and Society Track) open on October 15, 2021, and close in mid-November. Students are accepted into the program on a rolling basis. In order to decide if URP is the right fit for you, please review the eligibility requirements listed below, explore the information on our website thoroughly, and consider attending an informational webinar to learn more. You can also prepare for the application process by reviewing the elements you’ll need to submit below.

Please note that admitted students must be available and committed for the entirety of the 22-week program.

Program Dates: December 11, 2021 - June 18, 2022

Program Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must currently be enrolled in an Undergraduate Program and majoring in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Neuroscience or any related discipline

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • prior experience working in a research lab or have taken a research methods class

  • Must attend the program in its entirety

Application Requirements

Application

The online application includes:

  • Transcript – You will be asked to upload an unofficial transcript that shows your entire academic history. You can ask your school or counselor for a copy of an unofficial transcript to submit with your application. Please note that transcripts will be checked and verified before applications are reviewed.

  • Personal Statement – In a 500 word maximum essay, please tell us why you want to participate in URP, the reason for choosing the particular research track(s), and something unique about you that you’d like the admissions committee to know.

  • Short Responses – A series of questions so we can get to know you better. In 150 words or less for each response, we will ask you to tell us:

What do you specifically hope to learn from the track(s) you have chosen?

What skill sets do you possess that will enable you to succeed in the chosen track(s)?

Create a hashtag describing you and/or your life and elaborate on why you chose it.

Admission Process & Decision

  1. Students complete an online application.

  2. Applicants are notified via email when the application (including all required materials) is complete.

  3. Completed applications move on to the review stage.

  4. Applicants will receive their admission decision approximately three to four weeks after receiving their completion email.

  5. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and communicated via email directly to the applicant.

You can now access the prospective researcher calendar here.

URP - PRE-HEALTH AND SOCIETY [INFO SESSION]

Learn more about operation twelve lab's URP Pre-Health and Society Track! During the information session, you will hear from our executive team, learn about our program, laboratory, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered.

Contact Us

For more information about the program or to inquire about the application process, please contact: urp@operationtwelvelab.com