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Frequently Asked Questions
And Answers

If you have a questions about the Research University Alliance, please explore our FAQ section.  If you are unable to find your answer, we invite you to get in touch.


Visit any of the university partners to learn new research techniques and find mentors.


Take part in professional training activities offered through RUA.


A new platform listing postdoctoral and faculty opportunities available within the nine RUA universities


The initial point of contact for inquiries to the RUA Postdoc portal, providing support for the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions About


Before your Visit
How do I establish a Research Exchange connection?

Students interested in the Research Exchange first should apply to be matched with a researcher in their area of research at any of the participating institutions by completing and submitting the request through the Research Exchange application portal.

Where can I apply to participate in a Research Exchange visit?

You can apply to for a Research Exchange by visiting the Research Exchange application portal.

When should I submit an application to participate in the Research Exchange?

Please review our program updates as of April 30th, 2021 for application deadlines and important dates, linked here.


Applications are received and reviewed throughout the year. For better efficiency, please submit your application 3 – 6 months before your desired visit dates.

How long does it take to determine if my application is accepted?

Allow 3 weeks for your home institution to determine eligibility.

Should I contact my preferred faculty member prior to completing and submitting my request to participate in the Research Exchange?

Prior to submitting a request, students and postdocs may find it convenient to contact the researcher themselves to gauge their availability and interest in hosting a visitor.

Will anyone else contact my preferred faculty on my behalf?

Once a request to participate is received by the Research Exchange, the host institution will contact the researcher(s) requested by the student or postdoc to begin the scheduling process.

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