ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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.
DATES AND ELIGIBILITY
The following are minimum requirements to participate in this program. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out.
Early November to Early April
Junior or Senior in an accredited College or University
Applicants must be majoring in and have a strong academic background in one of the eligible majors. Excellent relevant academic record required, and at least two years of university course work (high school AP credit does not count).
Cognitive Science, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Neuroscience, Education Sciences, Computer Science, Middle Eastern Studies or any related discipline.
INTERNSHIP GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To familiarize students with the steps involved in developing a research project, from initial motivating ideas to a rough design, design of materials, pilot studies, draft final design, tuning of parameters, and execution of the experiment.
To familiarize students with methods used to study human information processing – including the use of reaction time and error measures.
To familiarize students with the problems of discovering patterns in the data. This will involve learning about the various data summarization and statistical analysis tools of human research.
To provide practical experience in carrying out research projects, analyzing data, and writing up and presenting results in meetings (including experience in using specialized tools at each stage of this process).
More Information coming soon
HOW TO APPLY
Applications open on August 4, 2022 and close on October 4, 2022
- REVIEW THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Under Eligibility, you can find the minimum requirements for this program. Most requirements must be met at the time you apply. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SUMBIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
Complete the online application. You may need to upload transcripts, or other documents. You will need a reference so please make sure to contact you referee before hand to make them aware of your application*.
* Applications with no answer from their reference will not be considered.
- HOLISTIC REVIEW
After the Undergraduate Research Committee reviews your electronic application and decides to move forwards with it, you will receive an invitation for a virtual interview by October 10, 2022 at 11:59 PST.
- PRIVATE INTERVIEW PERIODS
Private interviews will be held from October 12 to October 18, 2022 by invitation only. The 25 minutes interview will allow the Undergraduate Research Committee to go over your application material in details and for us to get to know you better.
- FINAL DECISION
After the Undergraduate Research Committee reviews your full holistic application with your interview, final application decisions will be posted on November 7, 2022 at 11:59 PST.