For a growing number of University of Minnesota students, undergraduate research is a defining experience in their college careers. Hands-on research makes them better learners and critical thinkers. It allows them to apply new knowledge to their studies and helps them map paths to graduation and beyond. The U of M offers many ways for undergrad students to get involved in research.
Each year UROP funds hundreds of students who produce new knowledge and creative work in partnership with the U of M's world-class faculty. UROP serves students and faculty whose learning and teaching goals include outside-the-classroom enrichment.
UROP provides a scholarship of up to $1,500 for approximately 120 hours of research and expense money of up to $300 for project related expenses to students. Applications are accepted twice a year.
The University Admissions Office awards prospecitve freshman with URS scholarships of up to $1,400 for approximately 120 hours of research done with a faculty mentor. The scholarship includes two payments of $700 each directly into the student's account, and up to $300 in expense money.
UROP promotes learning abroad opportunities to undergraduates by providing up to $2,500 in expense funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project.