Photos courtesy of the Skouta, Adler, Rocheleau, and Blanchard Labs

An important part of your scientific training is getting experience in your field. The Biology Undergraduate Apprenticeships (BUA) program aims to promote equitable access to research and teaching assistant positions for all undergraduate students at UMass from all backgrounds. Each round of BUA offers you opportunities to learn from mentors who value your enthusiasm, curiosity, and potential above all. Even if you do not have any previous experience, the mentors know you are here to learn, and are excited to train motivated students. Apply and be part of cutting-edge research, or contribute to the teaching missions. Develop your scientific thinking, communication, and teamwork, as you prepare for your future academic or professional goals. Apply for any project that excites you!

Timeline for Late Spring Round for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024

For Research Mentors

  • Monday, March 25 at 9:00am - First day to post projects
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 11:59pm - Last day to post projects
  • Sunday, April 21 at 6:00am - First day to accept applications
  • Saturday, May 11 at 11:59pm - Last day to accept applications
  • Sunday, May 12 at 6:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm - Last day to agree to contracts

For Students

  • Thursday, April 11 at 9:00am - First day to apply for projects
  • Saturday, April 20 at 11:59pm - Last day to apply for projects
  • Sunday, May 12 at 6:00am - First day to agree to contracts
  • Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm - Last day to agree to contracts

Recent Blog Posts

Being a uTA Strengthened My Laboratory Skills

My name is Jolie and I’m a sophomore biology student here at UMass. Getting involved
with research and other related opportunities was one thing that I knew I wanted to pursue
before I even enrolled at UMass, but the idea of finding these opportunities always seemed
daunting. Right before the new school year started I discovered BUA and was immediately
interested and excited by the diverse opportunities it presented.