About SCSE UROP Program

The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers financial awards two times per year to full-time undergraduate students for research, scholarly, or creative projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty member. 

The UROPs program encourages students to pursue scholarly activity and academic interests outside of their regular classroom experiences by conducting research. Undergraduate students identify an area of interest they would like to study, connect with a faculty mentor and develop a proposal for the work they would like to pursue. Proposals are reviewed by SCSE faculty. Awardees are notified of their successful submission and receive funding to support their work. 

Awards include up to $1,800 in a scholarship award for hours worked and up to $300 for project-related expenses.

If you have questions about the UROP program, contact:

Swenson College UROP Coordinator   
Rachel Ellestad, Associate Dean   
140 Engineering Bldg.   

[email protected]

Swenson College UROP Support 
Margarita Quinchia-Rios 
107 Montague Hall 

[email protected]