Become a Research Ambassador!

  • June 16th, 2020

Interested in taking your research knowledge and skills to the next level? Become an OUR Research Ambassador!

Click for application to join this team of esteemed student researchers at the University of Alabama. Check out the requirements, obligations and opportunities below, and reach out to our Program Director Jackie Harrison with any questions.


∗ Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at The University of Alabama

∗ Be in and maintain good academic standing with a current GPA of at least 3.0 on cumulative coursework.

∗ Must have completed 3 semesters of study at The University of Alabama or completed ESP

∗ Must be able to positively represent The University of Alabama and demonstrate a strong level of commitment to programs and initiatives within the office and UA through student participation and leadership.

∗ Must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 2 recruitment events (URCA, lectures, Get on Board Day) per semester or when situations arise

∗ Be available for service assignments at daytime, evening, or weekend events (events like Get on Board Day and URCA)

∗ Must be actively conducting research with UA faculty member or research scientist.

∗ Must be able to commit to a one year term based on the academic calendar (Fall-Spring).


∗ Ambassadors must attend meetings once a month at set time.

∗ Must hold 2 hours of office hours in 124 Burke West during each semester on set schedule.

∗ Be available to mentor students looking to get more involved in undergraduate research.

∗ Assist in developing new workshops and informational sessions that would assist students interested in undergraduate research.

∗ Assist in publicizing undergraduate research via social media.

∗ Be timely in responding to e-mail queries from prospective and current students

∗ Be available to work with the respective Colleges on specific recruitment activities such as Bama Bound, University Days, Transfer Day, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Conference, etc.


∗ Gain public speaking, leadership, and mentoring experience

∗ Have the opportunity to aid in event planning

∗ Have an office on campus to hangout or study (OUR URRC Burke West 124)

∗ Participate in the coordination of a research conference

∗ The chance to work with and get to know some of the leading researchers at The University of Alabama

∗ Gain marketing experience

Apply to the Emerging Scholars Program!

  • June 4th, 2020
Spring 2019 Emerging Scholars Cohort


The Emerging Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for students at the University of Alabama that helps them get involved in research with a faculty mentor in their chosen field. The mission of the Emerging Scholars Program is to improve and enrich student learning and to nurture student success. The research opportunities allow a student to gain experience that deepens his or her understanding in a field of study, to develop the necessary professional skills to interact with a diverse group of other students and faculty members, and to learn appropriate methods and techniques for presenting professional research. The Emerging Scholars Program also benefits faculty by connecting them with students eager to learn and participate in research throughout their UA careers.

For more information and to apply, click here.