Find an Opportunity

Looking for the right opportunity? Chances are it’s right here. Connect with faculty for an on-campus research experience. Explore summer opportunities across the country. Start here to locate an exciting research project for scholarship, directed study for credit, research position, or summer program. Next UROP deadline: February 24, 2020 for summer or fall 2020 projects and July 6 for fall 2020 projects.

Not sure where to start?  Try one of our Think Like a Researcher workshops aimed to help you with the first steps. Spring semester workshops will be announced soon. For more information and to sign up for a workshop, please go here

Want to talk to a fellow student? Make an appointment with a Peer Research Consultant to demystify getting started with faculty-sponsored research.  They can help you figure out how to get started with research, go over deadlines and next steps, and answer questions.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program


UROP provides funding to U of M undergrads who work on a research project with a faculty mentor.

International UROP

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Get a scholarship for studying abroad for a semester or year while conducting a research project around the world. 

Grand Challenge UROP


GC UROP provides opportunities for undergraduates to earn a scholarship by partnering with a faculty member on one of the many Grand Challenges research grants.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships

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URS awards are given to prospective freshman for funding for a research project while being mentored by a faculty member.

Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program

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MSROP is an immersive 10-week summer research program for undergrads to develop research skills to prepare for graduate school.

Summer Research Programs

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The Office of Undergraduate Research maintains information on summer research positions on-campus and from coast to coast.

Directed Research or Directed Study

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Earn academic credit toward your degree by working under a faculty member’s guidance.

Research and Student Employment

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Students often get a paid part-time job or work as a lab assistant/aid at one of the many research labs on campus.

Other Research Opportunities

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There may be other various opportunities to participate in research on or near campus. Programs and resources are added monthly.