Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP) Directory

The FRAP Directory allows students to identify UCSB faculty who are looking for undergraduate students to participate in their research projects or creative activities. Please use the links below to find opportunities by discipline. Students, if your desired discipline is not listed, please contact the Undergraduate Research Initiatives office at 805-893-3090 or urca@ltsc.ucsb.edu for assistance. Faculty, if you would like to post your research or creative activity opportunity, please complete the online submission form.

Film and Media Studies

Peter Bloom

2413 SSMS

Research Project

I am creating a database-repository related to previous and ongoing research related to French and British colonial film and radio as well as other areas. The project will enable greater access to the material to students, and colleagues. It will also allow me to work with this material in a more careful manner.

Undergraduate Contribution

The student interested in working on this project will be involved in parsing and scanning historical documents that have been gathered from various archival sources from around the world. They will also be tagging each file in an established catalogued format. In addition, I will have you transform a large number of research photographs of documents and photographs from .jpg format to OCRed .pdf files, and appropriately labeled.


Most of all, the person who works with me must be detail oriented, and own their own laptop that they would be using for this project.. They should also be available at least 5 hours per week during the quarter. You will be working with Adobe Acrobat for this project. Prior knowledge of Acrobat, a willingness to work with these documents, files, among other ephemera is important. The ability to read French would be an advantage.