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Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research Call for Applications

Are you an undergraduate involved in research? Do you have excellent writing skills? Do you enjoy reflecting on your experience as a researcher and sharing insights about the process to your fellow peers?  If so, you may be the ideal candidate to join the Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research (PCUR)! Drawn from across class years and divisions, the Correspondents are a selective group of enthusiastic undergraduate student researchers tasked with writing about their experiences with research on the PCUR Blog(link is external) (link is external). 

Working as a PCUR Correspondent offers an opportunity to serve the university community by promoting a culture of research and scholarship among undergraduates, supporting students through all stages of research and independent work, and encouraging all students to think outside the box, consider the many different forms research can take and to become involved in some kind of research (read the post “Apply to Write for PCUR! Everyone is a Researcher(link is external)” for more information).

New PCUR appointments will be for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Correspondents will receive training and mentoring from experienced graduate and undergraduate student researchers and writers, and will be compensated on an hourly basis.

The responsibilities of the Correspondent include:

·         Participation in a 3-hour training workshop in September 2019

·         Attendance at monthly PCUR planning meetings

·         Contribution of two blog posts on average per month

If you are interested in becoming a Correspondent, please send a cover letter reflecting on your research path to date and explaining how you would contribute to the PCUR Blog, a sample post (between 400-700 words), and a copy of your resume to Dr. Poussart, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail)  sometime before noon on Wednesday, April 17th.

In-person interviews will be conducted in late April. Selection of the Correspondents will be announced shortly after the conclusion of all interviews. For questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Ellie Breitfeld ’20, PCUR Chief Correspondent at sends e-mail).

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