# Not the usual how to get research thread

1. Sep 8, 2010

### Newtime

Not the usual "how to get research" thread...

I've worked with professors before during the academic year and am doing so currently. I've done an REU also. My question is: how does one ask a professor for a (paid) research opportunity for the summer? Simply asking a professor to work with them or under them is easy enough but how do I convey the fact that I am looking to make this a full-time thing in the summer and would like to get paid for it (mainly because I wouldn't be able to do it for free because of living expenses)? I may, of course, be over thinking this with the best approach being the "just ask" approach.

A little background: by the end of this academic year I'll be roughly on par with someone who's finished his or her first year of grad school.

I suppose I should also note I am referring to mathematics research.

2. Sep 8, 2010

### cristo

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Re: Not the usual "how to get research" thread...