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Research Opportunities on Campus

The link below will take you to CURCA’s Research Opportunity Database. These opportunities have been submitted by faculty from all disciplines and are available to all UB undergraduate students. Please take your time to browse through these opportunities thoroughly.

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Research is often interdisciplinary or incorporates skills from many fields. Be broad in your search and look at the project description and student skills carefully. You may be the perfect fit for a project in biology even if you are an English major.
  • When you are ready to apply for a position, contact the faculty mentor directly using the information in the listing. Email is usually the best way to make a first contact. Be sure to send a resume along with a personal statement that introduces yourself and explains why you are interested in the project.
  • You are encouraged to do your own investigation and fact-finding on the research/creative topic prior to sending a letter of application. Those who gather additional information and craft a letter that highlights their own interest in the topic and how their personal qualifications closely fit with the desired student skill set are the most successful in landing these opportunities.
  • Be sure your communications are professional and your email subject clearly references the CURCA listing.
  • If you do not receive a response to your inquiry in a timely fashion (allow at least one week), you may wish to follow up with the faculty member or contact him or her via a different method (i.e. telephone call, drop-in office hours, etc.).
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Last updated: July 14, 2014 12:16 pm EST