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There are more helpful documents from the Office of Undergraduate Research are available  at the bottom of this page.

New Job Opportunity:

Undergraduate Research Assistant Job 

Director of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies seeks highly motivated and intellectually engaged, advanced undergraduate to help further the creation, implementation, and publication of research agendas at the intersection of Rhetoric, Jewish, and Technology Studies. The qualified candidate will contribute to projects that include but are not limited to a book project on  the Jewish roots of the Kentucky Bourbon industry, and oral history project about Jewish Kentucky History and Heritage, a book project about Holocaust resistor and rhetorical theorist Chaim Perelman and Fela Perelman, as well as historical and contextual questions related to the relationship between Holocaust resistance and the development of contemporary rhetorical theory, the relationship of the U.S. Black Panther movement to the Israeli Black Panther movement. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn about primary archival research as well as the scholarly publication process. Qualified candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills in oral, written, and digital contexts; strong time management skills; and the ability to work effectively under deadlines and time constraints. They must also share an enthusiasm and excitement for intellectual inquiry and be willing to contribute to some of the more mundane activities that necessarily accompany the modes of scholarly inquiry at these disciplinary intersections (i.e. photocopying, creating PDFs of print material, creating and maintaining bibliographies, filing, and book-fetching). Fluency digital media such as Photoshop and HTML are welcomed but not required. The position will require you to commit to 10-12 hrs/week for 15 weeks during the semester and may offer opportunities for future employment. You will be required to submit weekly reports accounting for your time in order to receive payment for your work. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Professor Fernheimer as soon as possible. Although the position will remain open until filled, qualified candidates may be interviewed as early as the week of Sept. 1, 2015.  More information about the current research projects can be found at

Other student resources: 

Citing sources in a research paper MLA or APA

Writing a Research Paper

Research Poster Resources

Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving: This website includes information regarding copyright policies of many major research journal titles. It is critical that all students review the policies of each journal in which they are published prior to publishing the same work in Kaleidoscope or any other journal.

CUR: The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a national professional (membership) organization designed to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Since 2011, the UK Office of Undergraduate Research has been a member of CUR through the Kentucky System-wide Institutional membership, contracted by the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE). As of July 1, 2015, we are pleased to account that the University of Kentucky has become an Enhanced Institutional Member. Enhanced Institutional Membership allows ANY faculty member, student, or staff member from our institution to join the Council on Undergraduate Research at no additional cost to the individual. All other membership benefits of the institutional membership also apply to the enhanced membership. For more information about CUR and memberships, see

How to become a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) under the UK Enhanced Membership 2015 - 2016. We invite you to join CUR by following these steps: 

        1.) Go to
        3.) In online application, be sure to use the scroll list to SELECT INSTITUTION - UNIVERSITY OF
             KENTUCKY (this should activate the no cost feature).
        Note: the URPD is the DIVISION for members who want to participate as general undergraduate research.
        Otherwise, select a division that corresponds with your discipline/major.