Student Resources

At ScholarBridge, we are not only here to facilitate the process of finding a research position, we want to help with all aspects of your research experience. On this page you will find helpful tips in applying for a position, working as a research assistant and producing valuable output from your hard work.

Identifying Interests

Working in a research lab or as a research assistant is not suitable for everyone. It is important to have an idea of your research interests before applying.

When considering possible avenues for research, consider the following questions:

By answering these questions thoughtfully you will begin to narrow down the departments, research labs and projects that interest you.

Now consider potential specific academic areas of focus for your research. Identifying gaps in existing research should inform your area of work.

Use the ScholarBridge search page as a way to see what’s out there. By scrolling through professor research interests, significant publications and opportunities, you can get an idea of the type of work that exists in academic research. You can filter professors by field as you narrow in on a research focus.