The application requires the following information:
- Project title
- Project description: Describe the overall goals and purpose of this project. This may include the research/scholarly question, background and methods. Describe how the student's work fits into the overall project.
- Student tasks and responsibilities: Be specific. Students should be given a variety of work of increasing responsibility and difficulty as the year progresses.
- Student qualifications and skills: Be specific. Include classes, schedule (eg. time of mandatory weekly meetings, must be available for 3 hours blocks of time), characteristics (attention to detail)
- Hours student is required to work per week: You have the option of selecting 6-8, 8-10 or 10-12 hours per week.
- Number of UROP students: New sponsors – we recommend that you work with no more than 2 UROP students. Seasoned sponsors – we recommend that you work with no more than 4 UROP students.
- Person student should contact to submit resume, schedule interview.
You do not need to have all this information to begin the process of submitting a project. We use an on-line application that allows you to save information and come back at a later time to complete your submission. Be sure to save your work as you progress through the application though, as it will time out after 60 minutes.
If you need more information on how to design an appropriate project, you can review the Designing a Student Project section or contact Katy Downs at (734) 615-9000 or email@example.com
Note: If you are not U of M faculty or staff, when you use the application link you will be asked "Need a Login ID?” - Click “Others” to create a Friend guest account.
Applications for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 are now closed. Project applications for Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 will open in April 2014.
Your project should be designed to be completed by UROP student(s) working on the project 6 - 12 hours a week during the 2012-2013 academic year (September - April). It can be part of a larger project, a pilot project, or be designed to provide preliminary data for future research, scholarly or creative projects.
To help you get a pool of applicants who would be a good fit for your project, we recommend that you be specific in describing the student tasks, responsibilities and necessary qualifications. UROP offers skill-building workshops to all UROP students so a student who does not possess a specific skill at the beginning of the semester has the opportunity to learn it while working on your project. The application includes a list of workshops.
UROP designs programs primarily for University of Michigan undergraduate students enrolled on the Ann Arbor campus. Student research assistants are expected to work alongside a faculty member, research scientist or professional practitioner on an ongoing or new research project. While primarily for first and second year students, there are a small number of opportunities for juniors and seniors. In general, UROP programs are separated into two types of programs:
Fall - Winter Programs
All students participating in a program that runs through the Fall & Winter Terms are:
- Assigned a peer advisor who they meet with on a regular basis
- Required to attend biweekly seminars
- Applying directly to faculty sponsors (with the aid of a peer advisor and UROP staff liaisons) to projects the STUDENT finds interesting and engaging
- Are responsible for scheduling their own research hours around the rest of their academic schedule
UROP Summer Research Fellowships
UROP sponsors several Summer Fellowship Programs for University of Michigan students seeking an intense research experience in traditional laboratory settings and in the community. A summer fellowship provides students with the chance to undertake and complete individual research projects; learn firsthand about the life of an academic researcher; think about academic and post graduate careers; and develop strong mentor relationships. In many cases students will use the summer to conduct work that forms the basis for an honors thesis or contributes to a published article. All of the summer fellowship programs include weekly seminars and other community- building opportunities for participants and conclude poster presentations at a symposium.
To learn about the specific program requirements for each program, use the links above under the Student Section of our web site.