Reasons to Contact Us

If you're overwhelmed or curious about research and unsure where to begin, we're here to help you out.

Are you wondering how to contact a professor to express interest in their work? We’ll help you draft an email. 

Are you applying for a conference and want someone to review your abstract? Send us an email.

Do you want to embark on an ambitious project but don't know what resources are available? We'll help you identify them.

Whatever your question or concern may be, we want to help, so don’t be shy about visiting us. If we cannot help you ourselves, we'll help you find out who can.


Working with faculty as part of a mentored research experience is a rewarding experience because it allows you an up-close view of how knowledge is produced and gives you the opportunity to consider what sort of research or work you may want to do going forward.

Check out the information on these pages, and if you still have questions, fill out the form below and someone from our staff will get back to you.

Helpful Links

Visit our Getting Started Page to learn

  • First steps you can take to start your journey
  • How to write an email introduction to a professor

Visit our Undergraduate Research Directory to find faculty who are looking for students to work with.

If you would like to make an appointment with our team, please fill out the form below addressing the following questions to help us prepare:

1. What would you like to meet about?

2. Do you prefer to meet in-person or on Zoom?

3. What are some times that you are available to meet?

The URCA team is still in the process of building the grant application for the 2024-2025 Grant Cycle. 

The application will be available beginning in the fall quarter and the application will be due in November. The duedate will be announced when the application is open.

Call for Papers 2023-2024
The general submission deadline is July 15, 2024, but reviews will begin June 15, 2024.

Submissions will be reviewed by URCAJ Editors for publication in September. Students whose submissions are accepted will be asked to review feedback and revise drafts according to editors’ feedback.

You can find details about how to submit your project on our website.

Please enter your message here, and we will get back to you. The more details you provide in your message, the more effectively we can address your concerns.

For example, if you are writing to make an appointment, please let us know what you wanted to discuss and when you are available to meet, as well as your preferences for Zoom or in-person.