Recipients of the 2008 UROP Outstanding Research Mentorship Award pose with the UROP students who nominated them.
UROP is now recognized as a model program for engaging undergraduate students in research. In 2002 U.S. News and World Report ranked UROP Number 1 in the category, Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. UROP has consistently ranked at the top of this category in the ensuing years.
The program has also received the following awards:
- Pathfinder Award (1992). University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science, & The Arts
- Certificate of Recognition (1992). University of Michigan. Office of the Vice President for Minority Affairs
- Community Prevention Partnership Award (1995). State of Michigan. Special Tribute
- Theodore M. Hesburgh Award (1996). Certificate of Excellence for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate Teaching
- NSF Recognition Award for the Integration of Research and Teaching (1997). Shared recognition with U-M's Women In Science Program
- Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (1999).
UROP is funded from the U-M General Fund and a variety of private individuals and foundations. Various private and corporate foundations have been instrumental in providing financial support to UROP from its inception. Current benefactors include:
Scott and Judy Brown