2021-22

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Research experiences

FAQs

The ASURE 2021-22 application will open by the end of February 2021. Eligible students will receive an email invitation to apply.

ASURE is open to all admitted incoming IU freshmen who intend to major in the College of Arts and Sciences and its three schools: Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design; Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies; and The Media School. All eligible students will receive an email invitation to apply by the end of February 2021.

Note: Some ASURE research experiences may give preference to Direct Admits or students with specific intended majors. So, review the eligibility criteria for research experiences carefully.

You will need to have the following in order to apply for ASURE:

  • Your IU username and password.
  • Your top three ASURE research experience preferences.

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Note: Once you've set up your account, it may take up to 24 hours before you can log into the ASURE application.

There are Intensive Freshman Seminar fees associated with ASURE research experiences that begin on August 1. For more information, visit the Intensive Freshman Seminars payments and fees page.

There are no Intensive Freshman Seminar fees associated with ASURE research experiences that begin on August 23.

Please note: Course-related fees may apply to some ASURE research experiences.

Each ASURE research experience begins in either the Pre-Fall or Fall semester.

Pre-Fall begins on August 1. A research experience with this start date allows ASURE students to complete their CAPP course early (as an intensive freshman seminar) and begin their research in the Fall semester. For more information about beginning school early, visit the Intensive Freshman Seminars website.

Fall begins on August 23. A research experience with this start date allows ASURE students to complete their CAPP course in the Fall semester and begin their research in the Spring semester.

Most ASURE research experiences are two semesters long, beginning with a CAPP course in the first semester and ending with research in the second semester. However, some research experiences offer an optional third semester of research in order to build on the second semester's research.

An ASURE research experience is a sequence of exclusive, research-based courses spanning two or three semesters.

All ASURE research experiences begin with a Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences (CAPP) course in the first semester.

CAPP courses instill sound research and writing practices that students will employ in the second semester of their ASURE research experience and in future undergraduate course work. Through these courses, students learn about the ways particular disciplines seek answers, solve problems, and organize ideas.

Any student who is a candidate for a bachelor’s degree offered by the College is required to complete one CAPP course on the Bloomington campus.

To learn more about CAPP courses and all College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements, visit the College Bulletin.

ASURE research experience sequences may or may not include a career course, taught by career preparation specialists in the College’s Walter Center for Career Achievement. If an ASURE research experience includes a career course, the course may be required or optional.

If admitted into ASURE, students will be automatically enrolled in required career courses; however, students must enroll in optional career courses themselves.

If you are accepted into the ASURE 2021-22 program, you will receive an email by March 26.

Email us at asure@iu.edu with additional questions about the ASURE 2021-22 program or application process.

The application is open

Seats are limited. Although the priority deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications.

Apply for ASURE