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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

Mr. Edsall




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

Mrs. Ahl