The UROP Research Scholars Program is designed for students who want to expand on their first year UROP experience and participate in UROP for a second year at an advanced level. In this program, students build upon the knowledge gained in a first undergraduate research experience to further explore the connections between research, a liberal arts education, and communicating skills to advance their future professional goals. Students are expected to explore various written and oral possibilities for communicating their research process, identifying the limits set by the discipline and the opportunities that lie beyond.
The Research Scholars program is available to students who have participated in our traditional UROP program for one year and who wish to continue with their research. In addition, eligible students will be enrolled in undergraduate course work at the U-M-Ann Arbor Campus during the entire academic year, will have worked with their current UROP mentor on a research proposal that will support the scholar's participation in the larger mentor project and will commit to participating in Research Scholars Fall and Winter semesters.
Manuscript: Students will be required to produce an academic article manuscript about their research. While our class does not require you to submit it to a journal yet, your assignment will be close to a final draft that you, with the approval of your mentor, could submit for publication.
Podcast: Students will collaborate on producing a public-facing podcast about research. In small groups, you will decide on an episode topic and identify the format, structure, come up with a script, invite speakers (when applicable), etc. You’ll also be able to contribute and/or gain skills in production, editing, storytelling, etc. We will be working on this with guidance from Justin Schell from MLibrary.
University Musical Society Performances (optional): We have secured a grant to provide a limited number of tickets to UMS performances during the Winter semester. For students who are interested to discuss the intersection of publicly engaged research and art, this would be a wonderful opportunity.
Seminar and Workshops (UC 380, Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm)
Students will participate in small (<20 students) bi-weekly workshops. These workshops are designed to help provide students with the skills that they need to disseminate their research findings. For some students, this may be submitting a manuscript to an undergraduate or professional journal. For others, it may be writing an op-ed piece, hosting an exhibition, creating a videotalk, maintaining a blog, creating a website, or giving a formal oral presentation. Throughout the year, students will be required to share their research in two ways.
Peer Facilitator Meetings
Students are required to attend two individual meetings per semester with their assigned Peer Facilitator and a small interdisciplinary group peer review meeting facilitated by their Peer Facilitator. They also participate in one discipline specific peer review session with another student (training on how to provide constructive peer feedback will be provided).
Talk with your current UROP mentor about how you can develop an independent project based on the work you did this year.
Complete the Online Application.
You may start an application and save it. Keep a copy of your work for your records. Once you submit your application, you cannot change it.
Once you submit the application, your Peer Facilitator and UROP mentor will be emailed links to their recommendation forms. Please make sure you notify them about the process so they can look for the link.
Priority Application Deadline: March 16th.
If you have any questions about the Research Scholars Program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org