Post a Research Opportunity

This page is for faculty, staff, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and others who supervise or mentor undergraduate researchers. 

Post a Research Opportunity

Did you know? 

  • One of the leading barriers to undergraduate student participation in research is lack of awareness of available opportunities?  
  • Transparent advertising of research opportunities is one of the simplest actions you can take to increase the diversity of your applicant pool? 

The URI hosts an undergraduate research opportunity board on campusBRIDGE, the U of A’s online platform for student job postings, experiential learning, and career development.

The URI opportunity board on campusBRIDGE accepts postings for the following types of research opportunities:

  • Credit opportunities (e.g. available 299/399/499 projects) 
  • Non-credit opportunities (e.g. summer research positions)
  • Paid or volunteer opportunities

All U of A undergraduate students have access to postings on campusBRIDGE through their CCID. Individual postings can be targeted to students in specific disciplines or programs. 

To post an opportunity on campusBRIDGE, you must have an employer/partner account.  First-time users can get an employer/partner account in one of two ways:

  • Self-service option: Set up your own account (refer to these instructions)
  • Full-service option:  submit your profile & position information via the Google Form below, and URI staff will set up your employer/partner account and post your first opportunity for you in one step.

Submit a Posting to campusBRIDGE

Other ways to encourage students to participate in research:

  • Update your research webpage or directory profile to make it easier for students to find current information about your research and available opportunities
  • Circulate the opportunity within your department or faculty (e.g. via your undergraduate advisors)
  • Make an announcement in your class, or ask colleagues to announce the opportunity in their classes.
  • Attend events and participate in informal networking opportunities organized by student groups (e.g. “meet the prof” nights, student research mixers, panel discussions). 
  • Invite URI to visit your classes to introduce students to undergraduate research opportunities, funding and resources to support their research involvement.

Share your trainees’ success stories! 

Another great way to encourage students to participate in undergraduate research is to showcase the excellent work that other students are involved in!  Do you have an undergraduate research success story, publication, or other achievement that you think the U of A community should know about?  URI is always looking for stories to highlight in our newsletter and other channels.

Share a story

Resources for research mentors & supervisors: