Established in 1988-1989, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan (U-M) researchers and community partners and organizations. Our students engage in research and creative projects with research mentors representing all 19 colleges/schools/units at U-M. UROP focuses on the skills, perspectives, and resources that diverse students bring to higher education by encouraging them toward a life-long appreciation for discovery, building understanding across differences, and critically examining information in the world around them.
For University of Michigan Undergraduate Students
- First- and second-year undergraduate students, including U-M transfer 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 that address comprehensive topics related to all areas of research (research methods, ethics and integrity, the research lifecycle, and more!).
- Summer Research Fellowship programs provide a 10-week, full-time independent research experience in all academic and professional fields.
- Undergraduate funding support is available for research supplies, travel support to conduct research or present research at a professional 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 through the work-study program and provides academic credit options.
- Supplementary funding is available for out-of-pocket expenses incurred by sponsoring a UROP student(s).