Supporting students, mentors, and instructors engaged in research.

Research Ambassador Application

If you are interested in applying to be a Research Ambassador, please complete and submit the form below.


  • Applications due on June 12, 2017 by 11:59 PM
  • Group interviews for all undergraduate applicants on one of the following dates:
    • June 19, 2017: Alcove F (3rd floor Kansas Union), 4-5pm
    • June 20, 2017: Conference room (Strong Hall, room 145 conference room), 4-4:45pm
    • June 21, 2017: Spare room (1st floor, Kansas Union), 4-5pm 
  • Any applicants who are unable to attend a meeting in person will schedule a separate interview with a staff member via Skype.
  • If selected, required training session in August  (lunch included) in the Union.
Using three sentences or fewer, describe your current research project in a way that everyone can understand.

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Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
The Research Experience Program has certified more than 2,000 students since 2005
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
More than 150 mentors sponsored undergraduate projects through the Center for Undergraduate Research each year
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
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Use research to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real problem
Students who perform research develop strong relationships with KU faculty
Research is a hands-on way to explore career options
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