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About Us

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers.  All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, which provides a wealth of interesting research topics for program participants.  UROP started with 14 student/faculty partnerships in 1988, and has expanded to include more than 1300 students and 800 faculty researchers.

For University of Michigan Undergraduate Students

  • First and second year students have the opportunity to engage in a research experience supervised by a research sponsor during the academic year, from September through April. Requires attendance in bi-weekly research seminars and the completion of a variety of assignments.
  • Summer Research Fellowship programs provide a 10-week, full time independent research experience.
  • Undergraduate funding support is available for research supplies, travel support to conduct research or present research at a conference, or presentation of a creative performance.

For University of Michigan Researchers and Community Partners

  • Researchers receive research support from undergraduate research assistants. UROP pays student wages for those who are eligible though the work-study program, provides academic credit options and manages paperwork.
  • Supplementary funding is available for out of pocket expenses incurred by sponsoring a UROP student(s).