The CAS Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP) provides up to 10 hours each week of research assistance to full-time CAS faculty members who are engaged in active research projects with a high likelihood of publication. The program is intended explicitly to support scholarly research in the College. RA activities must relate directly to specific research projects, as outlined on the application.

The award process is competitive; all applications are reviewed by the FRAP Committee, which makes recommendations to the dean. Application information and procedures are sent to all full-time faculty in March of each academic year; award notifications are generally emailed to faculty by June 1.

Descriptions of RA positions are advertised on the Financial Services website. Interested students apply directly to the sponsoring faculty member who is responsible for interviewing candidates to ensure appropriate qualifications for the proposed project. There must be a clear separation between the paid RA work for the faculty research project and any academic project for which the student may be earning academic credit. The RA award is based on a 10-hour per week commitment for 15 weeks during the fall semester and 15 weeks during the spring semester; summer monies are not available.