Does your academic program include supervised research as a requirement for your academic program? Or are you are interested in conducting research in addition to your academic requirements? If so, the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) could be right for you!

RAP provides post-secondary students with opportunities to conduct innovative research and gain experience with federal organizations. Laboratory, field and social science research projects vary broadly and depend on the nature of the research being conducted at any given time by any given organization.

Here's what you need to know about RAP:

  1. Check the Web site regularly for opportunities;
  2. Apply to each individual opportunity that interests you;
  3. Make note of the deadlines to apply; and
  4. The RAP program makes you eligible for bridging by a hiring organization.