FAQs

New UBRP participants are paid wages at the rate of $14.00/hour for Summer 2023, provided 50% by UBRP and 50% by their mentors, for 35 hours/week for 12 weeks over the summer.

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.  We also facilitate connecting UBRP students who have summer housing opportunities (apartment sublets, etc.) with those who are seeking housing.

 

Yes! You are welcome to apply to all of the programs, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. UBRP, DSA, and ASPET use the same application, but you will need to submit a separate application for EHS-TRUE and NACP.

AMP undergraduates are eligible for UBRP prior to completing your 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 as well as the time which can be devoted making the most of the UBRP experience (such as participating in field trips and supplementary activities).  Additionally, the University of Arizona has policies which limit the amount of hours students can work when enrolled in classes, which limits how much a UBRP student can work and be paid during the summer.

We want students to have a full-time, immersive research experience, uninterrupted by summer school classes. Summer school is important for some students and a worthy activity. But so is a dedicated summer research experience.

If selected, participants are expected to work 35 hours per week during the summer conducting research via UBRP. This means that you cannot work another job on campus while participating in UBRP during the summer time. During the academic year, continuing UBRP students are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours/week, which could accommodate another campus job (as University policy allows enrolled students to work up to 25 hours/week during the academic year).