Write for the Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research Blog next fall!
Princeton Correspondents on Undergraduate Research Call for Applications
Are you a first or second-year undergraduate actively engaged in research? Do you have excellent writing skills? Do you enjoy reflecting on your experience as a researcher and sharing insights about the process? 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. Launched in the fall of 2014, PCUR is a collaborative initiative of the Office of the Undergraduate Research and the Princeton Writing Program.
Working as a PCUR Correspondent offers an opportunity to serve the university community by promoting a culture of research and scholarship amongst undergraduates, supporting students through all stages of research and independent work, and empowering more students to get involved in finding useful research opportunities (read this week's post "Why you should apply to join PCUR in the words of the correspondents themselves" for more information). New PCUR appointments will be for the 2017-2018 academic year, with 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. This spring, we are looking to fill up to six Correspondent positions, including from the humanities, engineering and natural sciences.
The responsibilities of the Correspondent include:
Participation in a 3-hour training workshop in September 2017
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 500-750 words), and a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org sometime before Tuesday March 28.
In-person interviews will be conducted in mid March and early April. Selection of the Correspondents will be announced in mid April. For questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Dr. Poussart, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.