Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Getting involved in research can be a very rewarding experience for undergraduate students interested in learning more about the field of linguistics. Research experience could make a big difference when applying to jobs or graduate school after Georgetown. Our department offers several opportunities for undergraduates to gain hands-on research experience.


Every semester, the Research-based Undergraduate Linguistics Experience(RULE) pairs undergraduate linguistics majors with graduate students carrying out original research projects.


The Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) offers highly motivated students the opportunity to spend a minimum of 60 hours per semester/summer working with faculty on their research projects. GUROP provides a limited number or financial research awards during semesters and competitive summer fellowships.


Faculty members and graduate students in our Department conduct research projects for which undergraduates may be selected to assist in collecting, transcribing, and coding data, recruiting participants, and other elements of linguistic research, including conducting literature searches. Please visit our Faculty and Research pages to learn more about research conducted by our Faculty. Contact individual Faculty members or graduate students to get involved.