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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
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 (email@example.com) to discuss your particular circumstances.
Due to University of Michigan’s restriction on travel for all staff, including student staff, UROP will provide “Virtual” Travel Grants. 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
(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 2020-2021 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.
Congratulations you have successfully presented at a conference!
After your travel you will need to revisit the conditions and documentations listed in the UROP Student Travel Grant Contract you signed. 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 virtual travel attendance and must be submitted within seven (7) days of the conference.