FAQs

In Summer 2023, new UBRP participants' hourly wage rate will be $14.00/hour, provided 50% by UBRP and 50% by their mentors, for 35 hours/week for 12 weeks over the summer.  Students continuing in the program for a second or third summer will be paid $14.50/hour.

No. Participants are responsible for finding and paying for their own housing over the summer. Residence Life does offer summer housing, as well as information on off-campus housing.

 

Yes! You are welcome to more than one program, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. You will need to submit a separate application for each program. 

AMP undergraduates are eligible for UBRP prior to completing the Bachelor’s degree. However, once an AMP student completes their Bachelor’s degree, they are converted to graduate standing, and are no longer eligible for UBRP.

No. Summer school courses are intensive because they cover an entire semester’s work in only few weeks. The amount of time students must spend on summer school classes cuts into the time they can spend in the lab. We want students to be able to devote a full time schedule to research without the distraction of a course. Summer school is important for some students and a worthy activity. But so is summer research.

Not if your other job is a summer job. If selected, UBRP participants are expected to work 35 hours per week during the summer conducting research. This means that you cannot work another job on campus while participating in UBRP during the summer time.  However, during the academic year, it may be possible for a student to work both for UBRP and for a second on-campus job, provided the minimum number of hours for each position are met, but the overall maximum number of hours allowed by the University of Arizona (20 or 25 hours, depending on your status) is not exceeded.