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:
Go to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC): z.umn.edu/umdudc
Click on the gold “Upload to the UDC” button and log in with your UMD credentials
Select a collection: “University of Minnesota Duluth>UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)> UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)”
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
- Faculty members have also shared Potential UROP Projects.
- Be sure to check in with your department or other departments of interest as they have additional information that can help you get involved in a research project.
- Final Report Information - This is a necessary step for all participants. If you have completed or are near completion of your project, check this out.
- Additional Funding Request - To present the results of your research when other funds are exhausted. UROP students are encouraged to make use of other possible funding sources, no matter the amount, such as possible departmental or collegiate funds, and to have that funding secured when they make a request.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Extension form - Print it out, fill it out, sign it and return it to the address listed.
- Faculty Evaluation Form (doc)
- Student Travel Request (pdf) - Travel must be associated with presenting research.
If you have questions about the UROP program, contact:
Swenson College UROP Coordinator
Brian Hinderliter, Associate Dean
140 Engineering Bldg.