UROP Program Description

Program Description 


UROP affords undergraduates a unique educational experience of collaborating with a faculty mentor on the design and implementation of a project. UROP adds a new dimension to the undergraduate experience and encourages students to conduct research and pursue academic interests outside of their regular courses by employing them to work on special projects.

Students will receive $750 when their application is approved.  This money will be put in the student’s account through the scholarship system and will be considered part of the financial aid package.

Potential Impacts on Financial Aid

Since UROP is paid as scholarship money, please contact One Stop Student Services if you have questions as to how this will affect your Financial Aid.


Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and be registered for at least 6 credits during the semester that you will do your research. This is waived for summer projects as long as you are registered for at least 6 credits in both the preceding spring semester and following fall semester.  

Students may hold only one UROP award at a time. While past award recipients may reapply, priority will be given to first-time applicants. Past award, recipients must have completed a final report and evaluation for all previous projects before they will be considered for another award.

If you will be earning academic credit for your proposed project (e.g. for coursework, independent study, senior thesis), then you are NOT eligible for a UROP.