Clarify how students can get involved in research to ensure that students unfamiliar with academic research can pursue this activity.


  • Disseminate information to students about what it means to do research in your field, how they can apply, what qualifications they need, and how they might benefit from the experience.
  • When possible, pay students for their work on research because not all students can afford to work for free.


  • Informal application processes often favor students who have prior knowledge of research, feel comfortable asking for a job without an invitation from a faculty member, and can work for free.