The Office of Undergraduate Research has coordinated with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in order to allow students to use their federal work-study funds for positions as undergraduate research assistants for faculty at UT. The goal of this initiative is to expand opportunities for students to be introduced to the concept of scholarship, and to learn the research or scholarly methods in their field.
For more information about this program, please review our Federal Work Study Research Assistantships Handbook.
Please be aware that you cannot concurrently participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program.
Expectations for the Student:
- Students will work as a research assistant for the assigned faculty member for 150 hours per semester. The schedule will be worked out between the student and the faculty member.
- Students will fill out a bi-weekly timesheet on time to get paid. Unprocessed time sheets will not be paid, and cannot be made up in the future.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, the pay rate is $7.25 per hour.
Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need and is calculated by the UT Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. You MUST HAVE ALREADY BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL WORK-STUDY to apply for these positions! Please visit One Stop to view your eligibility.
For specific questions about your unique situation, please call One Stop at (865) 974-1111.
How to Apply:
Students can find available opportunities below and in EXPLORE. Additional details including the position description and required skills are posted in EXPLORE. Applications can be submitted through EXPLORE. If you need further information, feel free to contact the faculty members listed below. Make sure to write a unique cover letter that explains to the faculty member how you have the skills and abilities (or at least an interest in learning the ones listed) to do the project.
*Note that department is the home department of the faculty mentor, NOT the required major. Most positions are open to all majors.
The Work-study program is limited to 20 slots this semester.