Opportunities

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides funding to U of M undergraduates who work on a research project with a faculty mentor.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)

Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS) are awarded by the Office of Admissions to prospective freshman. URS provide awardees with funding for a research project while being mentored by a faculty member.

International UROP

The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship promotes learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project.

Directed Research

Directed Study/Directed Research allows students to design and carry out an independent project, working one-on-one with a faculty member for academic credit. Most, if not all, departments provide Directed Study/Research course designations. The Directed Study/Research project requires a contract between you, the faculty member, and the faculty member's department. See policies and practice here.

Student Employment

Student Employment opportunities for research include both on and off-campus employment.

Summer Opportunities

A number of agencies and groups sponsor summer research experience programs for undergraduate students. Many have deadlines in January or February.