This program was developed in response to students’ desire to return to UROP for a second year. Research Scholars have the opportunity to build on the skills and experience gained during their first year and to participate in research on a more advanced level. The program is designed to advance practical strategies to identify and achieve academic and career goals while increasing critical thinking and leadership skills.
The 2013-2014 Research Scholars program is available only to students participating in UROP for the first time during the 2012-2013 academic year. Updates about the 2013-2014 Research Scholars program are posted on the UROP Workstudy and UROP Credit CTools sites.
Feb 25, 2013: Research Scholars application available on-line
Feb 22, 2013: Information Session from 12 noon – 1:00 pm
Mar 13, 2013: Information Session from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Mar 20, 2013: Application and recommendations due for early decision
The Research Scholars Program was created to help students who participated in our "Traditional UROP Program" to take their research to the "next level." Therefore students who participate in this program will be expected to:
- Work on a hands-on research experience beyond the entry level.
- Increase their academic contribution to the research project.
- Foster one's independence (while still collaborating with others) in their current research environment.
- Explore academic and career paths involving research components.
- Develop an individual academic plan.
- Create an EPortfolio
- Compile strategies and tools for identifying and applying for internships, graduate school and. post-baccalaureate employment.
- Are currently participating in UROP (during the 2012-2013 Academic Year);
- Are not currently a Research Scholar; and
- Will be a sophomore or junior at the UM-Ann Arbor Campus during the 2013-2014 academic year.
In addition to contributing to their research projects on a more advanced level, Research Scholars will be required to:
- Facilitate biweekly seminars by identifying speakers and topics, leading discussions, moderating panels, and designing small group activities.
- Create an individual academic plan.
- Create an individual MPortfolio.
- Meet with their Peer Advisors monthly to enhance their academic and career goals.
- Present research at the UROP Spring Forum in April. This venue is uniquely for Scholars with approximately 50 posters at each of two sessions. Most Scholars will present a poster. There is an opportunity for some Scholars to give an oral presentation rather than a poster.
Students who have Work-Study as part of their financial aid package can earn work study wages for their work on the research project.
• Academic Credit
Students usually enroll in UC280 for 2-3 academic credits per term; with permission students may enroll for 4 credits.
The maximum number of credits a student can enroll in UC280 is 8 credits during their entire undergraduate career. If enrolling in UC280 for both semesters of Research Scholars would put you over a total of 8 credits (counting all 4 semesters in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014) - before you apply contact Katy Downs in the UROP office. If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply to the Research Scholars Program, please contact Katy Downs, UROP Assistant Director at 734.615.9000 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is the Research Scholars Program different from the first year UROP Program?
Research Scholars already have basic research skills acquired during their first year research project, seminars, and elective skill building workshops. Research Scholars are expected to assume more responsibility in their research project than during their first year. Seminar topics focus on practical strategies for Scholars to identify and pursue their academic and career goals.
What is the focus of the seminars and meetings with the Peer Advisors?
In the fall term, Scholars will work on their individual academic plans. These plans can be utilized throughout the remaining undergraduate years.
In the winter term, Scholars will work on their individual e-portfolios. These can be utilized and updated for the rest of the student's academic and professional careers.
Throughout the year, Scholars will have input in the content of seminars and the opportunity to highlight their immediate and longer-term goals.
In addition to completing the on-line application, each applicant will need a recommendation from the UROP sponsor (or supervisor) and UROP Peer Advisor. The on-line application will ask for your Sponcors email address. After you submit you application, recommendation forms will be sent to your PA and the Sponsor email you provided.
The application will be available via CTools from your current UROP Peer Advisor. If you are not a current UROP student and do not have access to the CTools Site, then you are not eligible for this program.
If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply or the application process for the Research Scholars Program, please contact Katy Downs, UROP Assistant Director at 734.615.9000 or email email@example.com.