Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers financial awards twice a year to full-time undergraduates for research or creative projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty member.  UROP encourages students to conduct research and pursue academic interests outside of their regular courses by employing them to work on special research projects.

UROP provides stipends of up to $1500 and research expenses of up to $300 for undergraduate students working with a University of Minnesota faculty mentor. Undergraduates enrolled in at least 6 credits in any college on any campus are eligible to apply. Eligible faculty mentors are faculty members holding any type of appointment (including clinical, emeritus, adjunct, research associate, etc.) in any college on any campus.

The next UROP deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, October 10, 2016 for spring 2017.

STUDENT UROP APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: REVIEW APPLICATION INFORMATION & MATERIALS

STEP 2: FIND A FACULTY MENTOR

UROP awards are not limited to the listed projects or the listed faculty. All proposals will be carefully considered.

STEP 3: WRITE A PROPOSAL

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR UROP APPLICATION MATERIALS/PROPOSAL

STEP 5: WATCH FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATION

  • Students and Faculty Mentors will be notified of the status of UROP proposals by email within 6-8 weeks of the submission deadline.

Questions?  Contact Kate Maple at kmaple@umn.edu