In Summer 2023, the hourly wage rate for new UBRP participants is $14.50/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 $15.00/hour. These rates may increase for Summer 2024.
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, with the exception of ASPET and DSA. Students interested in ASPET or DSA should complete an application for UBRP and mark the respective interest box(es) for ASPET and/or DSA.
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 considered an undergraduate, and then are no longer eligible for UBRP.
No. The amount of time students must spend on summer school classes not only cuts into the time they can spend in the lab, but can also interfere with specific activities like standing lab meetings, experiments, and UBRP meetings. We want students to be able to devote a full time schedule to research without the distraction of a course, especially since summer school courses are accelerated, covering an entire semester’s work in only few weeks. 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, participants are expected to work 35 hours per week during the summer conducting research through UBRP. This means that you cannot work another job on campus while participating in UBRP during the summertime. However, during the academic year, students may work both for UBRP and for a second on-campus job, provided the minimum number of hours for each position are met, provided the overall maximum number of hours allowed by the University of Arizona (20 or 25 hours, depending on your status) is not exceeded.