Research Mentor Eligibility
Any University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, librarians and academic administrators in all schools and colleges may submit an application to be a UROP Research Sponsor. Current sponsors are also encouraged to identify colleagues who may wish to sponsor a student(s). All faculty and research scientists/fellows new to the University of Michigan will be sent an invitation to sponsor a UROP student.
UROP in a Nutshell
- You interview and select your students from our UROP applicant pool.
- Students will work with you for 6-12 hours per week for the entire academic year.
- UROP provides numerous research skill building workshops to help students help you (GIS, Endnote, Matlab, SPSS, STATA, Using Scholarly Resources in the Library)
- Supplementary research funding of $500-$800 is available per project.
- There is no monetary cost for research mentors; UROP provides small funds for materials and covers any student costs if the student participates for work-study compensation.
What our students do
- Conduct research 6-12 hours on average, per week, for the full academic year (both Fall & Winter Terms).
- Attend bi-weekly research seminars on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm, which are interdisciplinary in focus and include guest speakers, field trips, and discussions designed to introduce students to research issues such as research methodology and research ethics.
- Complete journal writing assignments, read assigned texts.Present a poster at the annual Spring Research Symposium.
- Meet with a UROP Peer Advisor once per month.
Why we do this?
- Introduce first and second year students to various fields of research.
- Partner students with a research mentor.
- Help students Identify academic & career interests.
- Connect real world applications and classroom materials.
- Help students develop critical thinking & problem solving skills.
- Help students develop research skills useful in their courses.
- Help students meet great people and participate in diverse research teams.
- Help students stretch themselves intellectually — learn to think in creative innovative ways.