Guidelines for URS Programs

Research Independent Study Information

Research Independent Study courses allow students to engage in individual research for credit under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

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Compensation for Undergraduate Research

Students may not be paid for work done for academic credit. University rules apply to paid work.

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Compensation for International Students

International students must have a SSN or ITIN to receive a stipend. They may also be subject to tax withholding.

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URS Assistantship Payments

Rules and procedures for departments employing student research assistants with support from the URS.

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URS Grant Reimbursements

URS grants may be used for expenses listed in the proposed budget. What can be covered, and how will you be reimbursed?

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Research Abroad: Safety Considerations

Undergraduate students traveling abroad on Duke-sponsored programs are subject to rules governing safe travel.

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Human Research Subjects & Institutional Review Board

Research projects that involve human subjects must be conducted carefully to respect the rights of the research subjects and to ensure compliance with institutional standards and practices.

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Responsible Conduct of Research Training and Tutorials

Before receiving funding from the URS office, students will be asked to complete a tutorial on Research Misconduct.

Read our responsibile conduct of research training and tutorials here