Mentors and Instructors

Are you a potential mentor or instructor looking for ways to support undergraduate research? The URI is happy to work with faculty, staff, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, or others interested in supporting undergraduate research. 


Looking for a student to work on a research project?

If you have a potential undergraduate research project and are looking to recruit students, URI can help you with advertising the opportunity. URI routinely provides individual advising to students looking for research opportunities, and we can distribute information to students through our e-newsletter, social media, seminars/workshops, and other channels. 

URI Opportunity Board on campusBRIDGE

The URI hosts an undergraduate research opportunity board on campusBRIDGE, the U of A's campus-wide platform for student job postings and experiential learning opportunities. The URI Opportunity Board accepts postings for credit, non-credit, paid or volunteer undergraduate research opportunities of any duration. All U of A undergraduate students have access to the campusBRIDGE postings. 
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 account by following these instructions.
  • Full-service option: submit the intake 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 connect with students

  • Update your research webpage or directory profile to make it easier for students to find current information about your research. 
  • Attend events and participate in informal networking opportunities organized by student groups (e.g. "meet the prof" nights, panel discussions). You can also connect or volunteer at the Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, or other research-related events.
  • 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.
  • Share on social media by posting an opportunity on your own website or social media page. You can also reach out to us and share the opportunity on URI's Twitter @URIUofA).
  • Talk to students you've worked with in the past and tap into their networks.