BURA is the Biology Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship program. This program provides a central website for UMass researchers—faculty, postdocs, lab managers, and grad students—to advertise undergraduate research positions in their lab at the start of each semester. Since its founding in the fall of 2010, BURA has matched hundreds of undergraduates with laboratory research projects in biology.

Students can apply for BURA positions two times a year, in the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters.

NOTE: Due to the pandemic and the need to de-densify laboratory settings in the Biology Department, we regret to announce that BURA will not accept applications during Spring 2021. We will re-evaluate conditions to determine whether BURA can return in Fall 2021. Thank you for your understanding.