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Undergraduate Work Study Research

Our Work Study Research Program is designed to help students who would like to start research in the life sciences, but who are constrained by work study time commitments.

To help jump start academic year research, we provide work-study funding so that students may focus their efforts on research. Funds are available for up to 8 hours of work study per week, during which time students perform research in science laboratories.

Priority is given to the first semester of research. The program is open to all Financial Aid eligible Wesleyan undergraduates. Students under-represented in the life sciences, including first-generation college and minority students, are especially encouraged to apply.


1. Students should download and complete an application for work study research support.  The application should include a statement briefly describing their proposed research and reasons why they should receive support.

2. The applicant should also arrange for a brief letter of support from their faculty research mentor.

3. Please email the completed application form to

Applications received before the last day of classes in the previous semester will have full consideration. Later applications will be considered if funds remain.