The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is available to students in undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. As a student, you may receive financial support on a competitive basis by submitting a UROP proposal. Students work alongside a faculty mentor and have access to support recourse through the UROP Coordinator. All applications are evaluated by selection committees and awards are granted to the student proposals approved by the committee.
Upon completion of the research project, UROP recipients present their findings at the annual UMD Undergraduate Research/Artistic Showcase or at an approved LSBE showcase event.
UROP Program at a Glance
How To Apply For UROP Grant?
When you decide that the UROP program will be a beneficial learning experience as part of your college education, please read the following instructions that outlines the application process.
What Does A Fundable UROP Proposal Look Like?
To aid in developing your own research proposal, examples of UROP proposals written by LSBE students are available for your review.
Application Deadlines & Submissions:
- The next UROP Application/Proposal deadline for spring 2021 projects is expected to be Monday, October 19, 2020 11:59 PM.
All UMD UROP applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Minnesota Twin Cities website here.
The UROP fall showcase will be on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Finding A Faculty Mentor
Part of the formal application for a UROP grant is a recommendation from a faculty mentor. These individuals are also good resources in helping to identify viable research topics and act as a sounding board for your ideas, providing feedback and suggestions along the way.
Students With Approved UROP's
After you have been awarded a UROP grant and begin work on your UROP project questions may arise such as:
- How do I access my grant award?
- What is the next step once my project is completed?
- What is required as a final written report for my project?
- What if I need more time to complete the project than was originally allotted?
- What evaluations of the program are needed from me? From my faculty mentor?