What is UROP?
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 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.
1. Review application information and materials
2. Find a faculty mentor in the College of Design UROP Opportunity Gallery (listed below)
3. Write a research proposal
4. Submit your UROP application materials and proposal
5. Watch for an 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.
2020 Project Examples
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- How Inequity creates disproportionate consequences to Climate Change in developing nations: A Visual Comparison
- Educational Facilities as a Catalyst for Biophilia and Net-Positive Design
- Photographic Bias in Architecture: The Capitol Approach
Design, Housing, & Apparel
- Post Occupancy Evaluation in Design
- Creating a User Experience and Interface for Underrepresented K-12 Children to Promote Design and Making
- The Application of Eye-Level Marketing Theory to Idea Selection During Team Based Brainstorming Sessions
- Redesigning Ramsey County Public Areas in Response to COVD-19 Pandemic