Research Assistantships

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) has coordinated with the Office of Student Financial Aid in order to allow students to use their federal work-study to work as undergraduate research assistants for faculty at George Mason University. The goal of this initiative is to expand opportunities for students to be introduced to the concept of scholarship, and to learn the research or scholarly methods in their field; and to give faculty free project support. Students at Summer Celebration

For more information about this program, please review our Federal Work Study Research Assistantships Manual. Please also contact oscarfws@gmu.edu for more.

Please be aware that you cannot concurrently participate in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

Student Information

Expectations for the Student:

  • Students will work as a research assistant for the assigned faculty member for 150 hours per semester. The schedule will be worked out between the student and the faculty member.
  • Students will fill out a bi-weekly timesheet on time to get paid.  Unprocessed time sheets will not be paid, and cannot be made up in the future.
  • For the 2016-2017 academic year, the pay rate is $10 per hour.


Eligibility

Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need and is calculated by the George Mason Financial Aid Office. You MUST HAVE ALREADY BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL WORK-STUDY to apply for these positions! Please visit patriotweb.gmu.edu to view your eligibility.

For specific questions about your unique situation, please call the Financial Aid Office.

How to Apply:

Students can find available opportunities by registering for a student account and then searching specifically for federal work study by Position Type or by Job ID numbers (listed below). Please visit HireMason for job descriptions for each position. If you need further information, feel free to contact the faculty members listed below. Make sure to write a unique cover letter that explains to the faculty member how you have the skills and abilities (or at least an interest in learning the ones listed) to do the project.

Quick Tip: Select OSCAR Postings from the Shortcuts links listed on the HireMason Homepage (right hand side of the page) followed by selecting the tab titled Available Positions.


Fall 2016 Positions

These positions are hired during the Fall and go into the Spring semester, ending with the fiscal year on June 30, 2017.
 Position Name Department Faculty Job ID
 OSCAR
 Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Roy Rosenzweig
Center for History
and New Media
Kelly
Schrum 
 132360
 OSCAR  Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 The Center 
for Location Science
 Kevin
Curtin
132332 
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 The Center
for Location Science
Kevin
Curtin 
132333
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Department of Global and Community Health
 (Vietnamese Language Requirement)
Anna
Pollack 
 131780
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Department of Global and Community Health
 (Spanish
 Language Requirement)
 Anna
Pollack
 131781
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Chemistry Young-Ok
You
 132649
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant 
Criminology, Law and Society Allison Redlich  132655
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Bioengineering  Siddhartha Sikdar132794 
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Film and Video Studies Giovanna Chesler
130877
 
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Geography Sven Fuhrmann 126055
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Marketing Stefan
Hock
 130866
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Nutrition & Food Studies Sina
Gallo
 130867
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Nutrition & Food StudiesSina
Gallo
 130870
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Nutrition & Food Studies Lilian de Jonge 130871
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Women and Gender Studies Angela Hattery 130869
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Computer Game Design Program Seth
Hudson
 130872
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Ahn Wetland Mescosm CompoundChangwoo Ahn  131084
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Ho-Won Jeong132459 
   OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Conflict Analysis & Resolution Sara
Cobb
 132460
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Special Education and Disabilities Research Sarah A. Nagro 132458
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center  Matthew Davis, Debra Shutika 132457
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Religious Studies Garry
Sparks
 
 132456
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability Lynn GerberAli Weinstein 132661
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 History and Art History Zachary Schrag132663 
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant 
 School of Business Gautham Vadakkepatt 132801
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Social WorkMolly
Davis
 132869
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Computer Science Thomas LaToza  132859
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Ho-Won Jeong 133065
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Religious Studies Garry
Sparks
 133071
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
     Research          Assistant
 Schar School Eric McGlinchey 132868
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Division of Special Education and Disability Research Sarah
Nagro
133068 
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Social Work/College of Health and Human Services Molly
Davis
 133064
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Matthew Davis, Debra Shutika133069 
   OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity Kevin
Clark
 133110
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
School of Business Jessica Hoppner  133094
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Policy and Government Frank T. Manheim 133100
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Policy and GovernmentDavid M. Hart   133090
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Global and Community HealthMichael von Fricken  133106
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 School of Integrative Studies Michael Gilmore
Chelsie Romulo 
 133095
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Environmental Science and PolicyJennifer Salerno 133115 
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Policy and Government Laura Walker 133112
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Policy and Government   Sita
Slavov
 133113
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Policy and Government Frank Manheim 133116
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 School of Art Justin Sutters 133103
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 STEM Accelerator J. Reid Schwebach 133111 
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Department of Global and Community Health Research Assistant (Spanish Language Skills Required) Anna
Pollack 
133193 
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences   Mark
Uhen
 133200
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 ECE Jim
Jones
 133201
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant 
 Biology Stephanie Barksdale 133256
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Environmental Science and PolicyAmy
Fowler 
 133261
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Chemistry and Biochemistry  Barney Bishop  133263
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Department of Communication Timothy Gibson 133258 
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Global and Community Health  Julia
Painter
 133257
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 SCHAR School of Policy and Government  Hilton
Root
 133260
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Global and Community Health  Matthew Rossheim 133264
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Schar School of Public Policy Jessica Terman  133262
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Schar School of Policy and Government  Bonnie Stabile 133259
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Social Work Catherine Tompkins 133265
 OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
Civil, Env. and Infrastructure Engineering Department  Mohan Venigalla 133266
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Center for Neural InformaticsGiorgio Ascoli   132796
  OSCAR
Undergraduate
Research Assistant
 Virginia Serious Game Institute Scott
Martin
 132799


Spring and Summer 2016 Positions

 

 PositionDepartment Faculty Job ID 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Criminology, Law & Society Denise Nazaire  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence Ashley Gayda   123783
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Cybersecurity James Jones  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant English  Erika Lin  117683
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
English  Benjamin Gatling  116424
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
English Joy Fraser  117060
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant   English Heidi Lawrence   123785
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Forensic Science Mary O'Toole   123784
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Geography Sven Furhmann   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs Jatinder Singh  1177522 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health  Jhumka Gupta 124520 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Global & Community Health  Anna Pollack  124760 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Health Administration & Policy  Alison Cuellar  124176 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mason Innovation Exchange  Patrick Vora 120557
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Mason Publishing Jeri Wieringa   123782
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Nursing   Kathleen Gaffney N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Office of Institutional Assessment   Stephanie Hazel  112607
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology  Carryl Baldwin   115472
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Psychology Adam Winsler  116412 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
School of Art  Edgar Endress   120560
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant 
School of Art  Ben Ashworth  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Heba El Shazli  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Katharine Destler  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Debra Miller  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Katharine Destler   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs  Mark Katz  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work  Emily Ihara N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sociology  Elizangela Storelli  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Special Education  Peggy King-Sears 120561
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sports Medicine Nelson Cortes  123458
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Systems Biology  Monique Van Hoek N/A



Spring 2016 Positions

 

Position Name
Department Faculty Job ID
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Conservation Biology  James McNeil  124769
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Criminology, Law & Society Denise Nazaire  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence Ashley Gayda   123783
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Cybersecurity James Jones  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant English  Erika Lin  117683
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
English  Benjamin Gatling  116424
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
English Joy Fraser  117060
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant   English Heidi Lawrence   123785
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Forensic Science Mary O'Toole   123784
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Geography Sven Furhmann   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs Jatinder Singh  1177522 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health  Jhumka Gupta 124520 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Global & Community Health  Anna Pollack  124760 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Health Administration & Policy  Alison Cuellar  124176 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mason Innovation Exchange  Patrick Vora 120557
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Mason Publishing Jeri Wieringa   123782
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Nursing   Kathleen Gaffney N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Office of Institutional Assessment   Stephanie Hazel  112607
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology  Carryl Baldwin   115472
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Psychology Adam Winsler  116412 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
School of Art  Edgar Endress   120560
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant 
School of Art  Ben Ashworth  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Heba El Shazli  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Katharine Destler  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Debra Miller  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs Katharine Destler   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Policy, Government and International Affairs  Mark Katz  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work  Emily Ihara N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sociology  Elizangela Storelli  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Special Education  Peggy King-Sears 120561
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sports Medicine Nelson Cortes  123458
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Systems Biology  Monique Van Hoek N/A



Fall 2015 Positions

 

Position Name
Department Faculty Job ID
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Al Mutanabbi Street Project (School of Art)  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Anthropology  Bethany Usher 110133 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Applied Information Technology  Setareh Rafatirad  112602
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Art History Michele Greet  112603
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Biology Claudette Davis 117525
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Biology  David Luther 112613
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Chemistry  Rebecca Jones   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Civil, Environmental, & Infrastructure Engineering Liza Wilson Durant 116421
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Communications  S. Robert Lichter  116736
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Computer Science   Chris Kauffman N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  COS Deans' Office   Kerone Jones Wetter 115480 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Criminology, Law & Society  Danielle Rudes  N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Criminology, Law & Society Linda Merola N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Digital Publishing Doug Eyman 117065
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Earth Sciences Linda Hinnov 118143 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Electric & Computer Engineering  Daniel Lofaro N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant English   Erika Lin 117683
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant English Benjamin Gatling 116424
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant English Joy Fraser 117060 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Environmental Science & Policy   Cynthia Smith 112606
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Environmental Science & Policy Joris Van Der Ham  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Environmental Science & Policy Andrea Weeks N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Film & Video Studies Benjamin Steger 116734
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Folklore Studies Joy Fraser 116413
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant GEAR Doug Eyman 117066
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Geology Julia Nord  116422
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Geology  Mark Uhen 115484
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Global & Community Health  Cara Frankenfeld 110146 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health Matthew Rossheim  116416
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health Jhumka Gupta 116415
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health Julia Painter 118142
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs Byunghwan Son 112609
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs Jatinder Singh N/A

117522
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs Niklas Hultin N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Education Svetlana Filiatreau 110131
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant History & New Media  Kelly Schrum 115798
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Krasnow Ted Dumas N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Linguistics Tuuli Morrill  N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Mason Noise/School of Music Jesse Guessford 116743
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering  Oscar Barton N/A 
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering Colin Reagle N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant New Century College Pamela Garner  113368 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant New Century College   Duhita Mahatmya 116749
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant New Century College Cher Weixia Chen 116418
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nursing Kathleen Gaffney N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nursing Kevin Mallinson N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nutrition & Food Studies Elisabeth De Jonge N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nutrition & Food Studies Constance Gewa   115792
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Nutrition & Food Studies Margaret Slavin 115466 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nutrition & Food Studies Sina Gallo N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Office of Institutional Assessment  Stephanie Hazel  112607
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Physics  Art Poland

Robert Weigel
 113369
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Physics Patrick Vora 115486 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Physics Erdal Yigit  113376
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Physics Mary Ewell N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychological Services

N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology Adam Winsler  110147

116412
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology Matthew Peterson N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology Carryl Baldwin 115472
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology Deborah Boehm-Davis N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Psychology Seth Kaplan 112610
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Psychology Lauren Kuykendall  116731
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Psychology  Lauren Cattaneo 115010 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Research Services in University Libraries  George Oberle   112615
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant School of Art Edgar Endress 120560
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work Carol Cleaveland 115793
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work (SWIRL) Megumi Inoue

Emily Ihara
110145
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work (IMCC) Cathy Tompkins

Emily Ihara
N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sociology Elizangela Storelli N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Special Collections & Archives  W. Jordan Patty 112614 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Special Education Peggy King-Sears 120561
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant SPIGA JoMarie Burt N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant STEM James Schwebach  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Systems Biology Kajal Gupta N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  The Functional Behavior Assessment Project  Christine Barthold N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant The Rain Project (EcoScience & Art)  Changwoo Ahn N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Women & Gender Studies Angela Hattery N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Writing Studies Shelley Reid 117063



Summer 2015 Positions

 

Position Name
Department Faculty Job ID
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Applied Information Technology  Setareh Rafatirad  N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
 Art History Michele Greet  N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Computer Science   Chris Kauffman N/A 
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Conservation Biology   Michael Gilmore N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Criminology, Law & Society  Danielle Rudes  110128 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
Environmental Science & Policy   Joris van der Ham N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Global Affairs  Jatinder Singh  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global Affairs   Niklas Hultin N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Global & Community Health  Cara Frankenfeld 110146
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant History & New Media  Kelly Schrum  N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Krasnow Ted Dumas   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
(2 positions) 
Linguistics   Tuuli Morrill  N/A

110129
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering   Oscar Barton N/A 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant  Mechanical Engineering  Colin Reagle  N/A 
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant New Century College   Duhita Mahatmya N/A 
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nursing  Kathleen Gaffney N/A 
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Nutrition & Food Studies  Elisabeth De Jonge  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
(4 Positions)
Photography  Sue Wrbican   N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Psychology   Adam Winsler 110147 
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Social Work
(IMCC) 
Emily Ihara N/A
 OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Sociology  Elizangela Storelli  N/A
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant
(3 Positions)
STEM Reid Schwebach
110132
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant The Functional Behavior Assessment Project (Special Education)   Christine Barthold 112016
OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant Women & Gender Studies  Angela Hattery 109242


Click here for a list of positions previously offered.