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Awards & Donors

UROP Awards and Sponsors

UROP is now recognized as a model program for engaging undergraduate students in research. In 2002 U.S. News and World Report ranked UROP Number 1 in the category, Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. UROP has consistently ranked at the top of this category in the ensuing years.

The program has also received the following awards:

  • Pathfinder Award (1992).  University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science, & The Arts
  • Certificate of Recognition (1992).  University of Michigan. Office of the Vice President for Minority Affairs
  • Community Prevention Partnership Award (1995). State of Michigan. Special Tribute
  • Theodore M. Hesburgh Award (1996). Certificate of Excellence for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching
  • NSF Recognition Award for the Integration of Research and Teaching (1997). Shared recognition with U-M's Women In Science Program
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (1999).

UROP Donors

UROP is funded from the U-M General Fund and a variety of private individuals and foundations. Various private and corporate foundations have been instrumental in providing financial support to UROP from its inception. Current benefactors include:

Amgen Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Intel Foundation
Johnson and Johnson
Microsoft Foundation
Motorola Foundation
Pfizer Foundation
Towsley Foundation
Irvin Stern Foundation
      Scott and Judy Brown
Fred and Eileen Cohen
Ralph and Audrey Goldberg
Paul Goldstein
Douglas I. Kalish
Tomoko Shoji Krishna Summer Fellowship Fund
Robert D. and Janet E. Neary Fund
Redlich and Horwitz Community Scholars Fund
Robinson Family Science Scholars Fund
Terry and Tori Rosen Family Fund