Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Similar to applying for a grant, students submit research proposals that are evaluated by three faculty members. Awardees are then announced and receive a stipend and expenses to move forward with their project.

Applications are accepted in the fall and spring. To find out more about the program, see who is eligible and apply, visit:



Next date is October 11, 2021 for spring 2022 projects.

Due to the large volume of applications and processing requirements, UROP deadlines are strict. Late applications are not accepted.

Sharing UROP Results

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person showcase events are no longer being held.

Rather, there are virtual options for submitting and presenting research results. The U of M is doing an online systemwide showcase, and UMD students are welcome to participate.

Go to https://ugresearch.umn.edu/symposium to register by March 29. The virtual showcase will go live on April 16, 2021.

Keep in mind, students must still complete the ending requirements, but we understand that projects may take unforeseen turns. Here's a link to our options: https://ugresearch.umn.edu/covid-19. It's up to the student and mentor to find the best option for the student and their project.  

In lieu of a showcase opportunity, students should deposit UROP project reports to the University Digital Conservancy. This counts as a presentation, a requirement for UROP projects. It will publicize work and make it searchable through Google and provide a secure backup with a persistent URL.  

How to make this work:

  1. Go to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC): z.umn.edu/umdudc

  2. Click on the gold “Upload to the UDC” button and log in with your UMD credentials

  3. Select a collection: “University of Minnesota Duluth>UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)> UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)”

  4. Follow the prompts and fill in the form, selecting “Next” to move to the next page when needed

  • For Type, choose “Presentation”
  • Read the Terms of Deposit before submitting
  • Click “Complete” when done and your work will be submitted!

If you have any questions specific to the digital conservancy please contact either Jodi Carlson Grebinoski ([email protected]) or Laura Vavrosky ([email protected]). The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offers financial awards to full-time undergraduates for research, scholarly, or create projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty member.

Additional Resources for UROP Participants

If you have questions about the UROP program, contact:

Swenson College UROP Coordinator
Brian Hinderliter, Associate Dean
140 Engineering Bldg.
(218) 726-8707
[email protected]