Claim your curiosity.
Emerging Scholars Program

Claim your curiosity.  Get paid to work as a research assistant your first year at KU.

Students in Emerging Scholars:

  • Work 4-7 hours per week as a research assistant for a faculty member.
  • Join a community of student scholars and peer mentors.
  • Get support as they transition to their first year at KU.

Application opens: May 17, 2021

Priority Deadline: June 1, 2021

Final Deadline: July 1, 2021

Connect With Us
Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times