Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Sandra Gregerman, Director
West Quad Annex, L110
The UROP program enables students to work one-on-one or with a small group of students with faculty members conducting research. Students will choose research projects by looking through a catalog of faculty research projects, and will then interview for the positions with the faculty researcher. Students spend on average 9-10 hours per week working on their research projects. Students can participate in the program for academic credit through University Course 280. Students receive 1 credit per 3 hours of work per week. Most students register for 3 credits which is a 9 hour commitment per week. Students participating in the program are also required to attend biweekly research peer group meetings, meet monthly with a peer advisor, read research-related articles (e.g., research ethics, research in specific disciplines, research methods, and keep a research journal).
All first- and second-year undergraduates within the University of Michigan are eligible to apply to UROP. Applications for first year students will be sent out in May and accepted throughout the summer. Students are encouraged however, to apply early. The deadline for sophomore applications is March 1. Applications can be picked up from the UROP Office, L110 West Quad and also will be mailed to students in February prior to the sophomore year. Selection is done on a rolling basis and determined by a student's level of interest in research, academic background, area of research interest, and availability of positions.