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 July 20, 2016 by 11:59 PM
  • Group interviews for all applicants on July 25, 26, or 27th from 4-5pm in the Divine Nine room of the Kansas Union or via Skype
  • If selected, required training session on August 15, 2016 from 12-4pm (lunch included) in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union
Using three sentences or fewer, describe your current research project in a way that everyone can understand.

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