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Completing your UROP
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Completing your UROP
If you receive a UROP award, you will receive a notification letter. All charges against your UROP account for payroll, supplies and expenses will be handled by that academic department. You may not be paid for time worked or be reimbursed for expenses accrued prior to the specified date on the approved application.
You may receive notice your award is on hold awaiting either IRB or IACUC approval. For information and to apply for approval please see the Institution Review Board or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Research involving human subjects or animals must require additional approval before the research project can be conducted.
While working on a UROP project, students must maintain eligibility for Student Employment, which includes current registration at the University. Students MUST have all requirements completed at the end of the month prior to graduation (November 30 for fall graduation and April 30 for spring graduation) or they will forfeit the final $750.
Duration of the UROP
Your research project will most likely be completed within four months or a semester duration. If for some reason this must be extended, please consult your UROP Coordinator.
The Writers Workshop offers support to students who are preparing their proposal to conducting their research. The Writing Consultants are familiar with the UROP guidelines and provide assistance at any stage of the writing process. Visit the Writers’ Workshop website to schedule your appointment.
The UMD Library offers a tremendous amount of support to you during your UROP research project. Learn about the tools and resources you have access to while completing your UROP.
Working with your faculty mentor
Ask your faculty mentor how they would like to structure the supervision and determine the work schedule. Your faculty mentor provides consultation, oversees your work.
Presenting your Research
UMD offers undergraduate showcase events in the fall and spring so you can present your research findings. You may develop a poster or deliver an oral presentation. Students who choose alternative venues to present their research should consult with the UROP Coordinator. If you are planning to present at a national conference such as NCUR (Council on Undergraduate Research), prior approval from the UROP Coordinator is required.
Completing your UROP Requirements
Once you have reached the end of your 120-hour project, there are four ending requirements that must be completed in order for you to complete your UROP and receive the final $750 of your scholarship.
- Write a 3 page (double-spaced) final report
- Complete the evaluation form
- Present your work in public or have your work published and fill out the verification of presentation form
- Have your faculty mentor sign the verification of completion form