Current Participants

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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

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.

UROP Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS)

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.

International UROP

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.

International UROP Application Deadlines