Baby Lab at UVa RA Application
Thank you for your interest in the Baby Lab at UVa. Please read the following before applying:
1) Explore the lab’s website to get a sense of what we do and why. Read some of the recent publications and review the recent lab newsletters.

2) The lab is located in Gilmer Hall room B032.

3) RAs in the Baby Lab make a year-long commitment of 10 hours/week (in exchange for 3 credit hours per semester). RAs typically work those hours in 3- to 5-hour shifts between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday-Friday.

4) RAs are required to participate in 3 events to recruit new families for our studies per academic year. These last from 3-5 hours/each, and often take place on weekends.

* NOTE: We typically review and interview applicants in early Spring (e.g., late March) for the following academic year. Accepted RAs begin working either over the summer (on a volunteer basis only) or at the start of the Fall semester. New RAs participate in a required two-day training session a few days prior to the start of the Fall semester.

* SUMMER APPLICANTS: If you are interested in applying for a volunteer summer position, please complete the application provided below. If you are not a UVa student, indicate your institution in the "anything else you'd like us to know" box at the end of the application.

If you are still interested (we hope you are!), complete the application below. We will review it and get in touch with you, typically within 48 hours. If you have questions, feel free to contact lab manager Katrina Farris (

Full Name
Phone Number
Current Academic Year
Major(s) and Minor(s)
Please indicate what major and (if applicable) minor you have or plan to declare.
What kind of RA position are you applying for?
Please check the relevant checkbox(es) below
Overall GPA
Psychology GPA
Please indicate your GPA for the Psychology courses you have completed.
Please list the Psychology courses you have taken and the grades you have received.
Explain why you are interested in working in the Baby Lab. How did you hear about us? Why are you interested in research? Why are you interested in our lab, specifically?
Review the website to learn about the kind of research we do before responding to this question.
What are your THREE most important goals in applying for an RAship at the Baby Lab?
Please pick just three.
Please check all that apply.
Please list up to THREE people who can comment on your abilities (e.g., professors, TAs, supervisors at current or past jobs).
Explain how you know each one and include name and email address. (Note: You should contact these people to ask if it's OK for you to list them as references.)
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
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