How to Apply

How to Appy for UROP

Funds Requested

Research projects may be done on a volunteer basis or for academic credit. If you are not doing the research for academic credit, you may be paid for your research effort. If so, the work may be funded entirely by the mentor, or arranged as a work-study position. If you are a RAINS Research Assistant or have already been awarded a research grant for your project, you are ineligible to receive funding or academic credit through UROP. However, you can apply to be included on a voluntary basis.

Application Process:

The following sections are required for your completed application to be considered:

All materials listed below should be considered before beginning the application process. Completion of the application may take an hour or more. Please note, you may top and save your application, to continue at a later time. 

  • Applicant Information
  • Project Title
  • Project Description and Research Goals
  • Project Significance
  • Methodology of Research
  • Timeline of Research
  • Background Experience
  • Bibliography of Research References
  • Funds Requested
  • IRB Approval (if applicable)
  • Faculty Endorsement Form

Application Requirements:

Project Description and Goals: Applicants must provide a description of his/her research proposal. The research project's overall objectives and specific goals must be included.

Project Significance: Applicants must explain why the information gained from this research project will be beneficial.

Methodology: Applicants must clearly state how he/she plan to accomplish the goals listed in the project description; identifying the specific steps necessary to perform the research.

Timeline: Applicants must provide a detailed timeline for completion of his/her research project goals. The goals listed in the project description should be included.

Background Experience: Applicants must list any previous research experience he/she may have. This may include applicable course work, other relevant research or past projects within the Office of Undergraduate Research programs.

Bibliography: A list of the sources consulted in preparation of this proposal, as well as any cited references, must be included within the application.

Group Research Project Funding

If you are working as part of a research group each student is required to complete his or her own application. Each individual’s research proposal should explain the project as a whole and his or her individual contribution to the work. Each applicant must explain his or her research goals, methodology and significance of the project. Only the project title should be identical.

Faculty Endorsement

The endorsement from a faculty mentor should describe the educational significance of the project for the student, and how the project relates to the mentor's work. This form is automatically sent to the faculty mentor upon submission of the student's application and is also available on our applications page. 

Ready to apply? Please visit our Applications page for more information.