UROP provides grants to currently enrolled U-M UROP students. If you have any questions, please email or make an appointment with the UROP Director, Dr. Michelle Ferrez (email@example.com) to discuss your particular circumstances.
UROP provides grants to currently enrolled U-M UROP students who do not have work-study as part of their financial aid package but who have demonstrated financial need. Many students receive financial aid from the University, but a large portion of it is in the form of loans. Other students receive some financial aid, but the financial aid award notice indicates you still have ‘unmet financial need’. In other cases, recently changed family circumstances have created financial need, e.g. one of your parents lost their job.
A UROP Grant process works similarly to how we compensate work-study students. Students will be hired as a temporary student employee and receive an hourly wage. Students will not be paid for the biweekly seminars but are required to attend the seminars for credit like other UROP students. Not attending seminar and non-compliance with other UROP requirements may be factors for suspending the student’s funding.
UROP Grants are based on demonstrated financial need. Given limited funding to provide grants to all students with financial need, we are not able to extend grants to students who would prefer to do UROP for compensation vs. credit.
STEPS TO APPLY FOR THE UROP STUDENT GRANT:
(The 2021-2022 UROP Student Grant Application will be available Monday, August 23, 2021.)
Complete the UROP Student Grant Application:
Please note that on the UROP Student Grant Application, you will be required to upload two documents:
- A letter explaining why you need a UROP grant. In the letter, please explain why a grant is needed to participate in UROP.
- A copy of your UM financial aid award notice. If you do not receive financial aid, you need to provide another form of documentation of your financial need as described in the letter.
If you have any questions, please email or make an online appointment with the UROP Director, Dr. Michelle Ferrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your particular circumstances.
The UROP student travel grant is open to any currently enrolled UROP student who is presenting at a professional research conference and is interested in receiving funding to supplement their cost of attendance. Funding applications MUST be submitted online between 30-45 days prior to the dates of travel.
U-M undergraduate students participating in the 2021-2022 UROP program are eligible to apply and will receive priority consideration for funding. Former UROP participants can apply but will not receive priority and funding is very limited.
Please follow the steps in the following order to apply for a UROP Student Travel Grant ONLY IF you are physically traveling elsewhere. If you are presenting at a conference virtually, please see the UROP Virtual Travel site tab.
1. Review the UROP Travel Grant Application-Budget Form in detail before submitting the application-budget form.
2. Complete the online UROP Travel Grant Application-Budget Form and return to Dr. Michelle Ferrez at email@example.com.
3. Once you submit the UROP travel grant application and budget form, you will receive an email notification from UROP about providing all required/additional documentation to your own individual application-travel folder. Please wait for the email sent by the UROP office. However, you can start preparing the materials stated below!:
Additional Material Required for the UROP Student Travel Grant Application (to be uploaded to your travel folder):
Letter of Recommendation from your faculty/research mentor
Research Abstract (no more than 250 words)
Official notification from the conference
Your current UM financial aid award notice
Signed copy of the Student Travel Grant Contract
Important: Please make sure to PRINT, READ, and SIGN the Student Travel Grant Contract.
The contract MUST be uploaded to your application folder BEFORE you leave for travel.
AFTER YOU TRAVEL: You will need to revisit the items outlined in the contract as to the additional documentation you will need to provide after travel.
A copy of your UROP Student Travel Grant Contract will remain in your application folder for your reference. As noted on the travel grant contract, there are additional items you will need to provide AFTER your travel(s). The additional documentation must be submitted within seven (7) days after your return. UROP will send you notification after your travel.
Virtual Travel Grant Application 2021 - 2022
There are still some travel restrictions depending on where you are traveling, as well as current restrictions and/or later restrictions that the University of Michigan might impose. Therefore, UROP will provide “Virtual” Travel Grants to cover any registration or presentation costs associated with a virtual conference. Any current UROP student applying for funding to present at a virtual conference must complete the following application.
Please note that the application asks you to upload the following additional materials: (1) letter of recommendation from your faculty research mentor, (2) research abstract-250 -500 words, (3) official notification from the conference about the acceptance of your abstract/presentation, and (4) Signed Copy of the Student Travel Grant Contract.
The UROP department reserves the right at any given time to notify students if travel funds are unavailable. All material is to be sent to the Director of UROP, Dr. Michelle D. Ferrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, a travel grant will only be awarded once to a student. The UROP department will not fund any travel expenses previously completed. This includes funding provided through a Travel Grant or NCUR Travel Grant. On occasion non-UROP students are eligible to apply for travel funding, however, priority is given to current UROP students enrolled in UROP during the 2021-2022 academic year. Funding applications MUST be submitted ONLINE 30 to 45 days prior to the dates of travel. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Dr. Michelle Ferrez at email@example.com and Cyndy Kayden at firstname.lastname@example.org.