The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program provides a variety of grants to undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas. Several of these grants are designed to provide students with funding that will allow them to focus on a semester- or summer-long research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Other grants are designed to reimburse students for travel expenses related to carrying out or presenting faculty-mentored research. Students in any major at any stage in their studies are eligible to apply for the grants available through UROP.

If you're not sure which grant would be right for you, you can begin by reading "Which Grant Should I Choose?"

Or, if you already have a grant program in mind, click one of the links below:

Grant Program Available Deadline

Collaborative Inquiry Grant

Academic Year - one semester

November 2, 2018 for spring 2019 research

The deadline for fall 2018 research has passed.

Young Scholars Grant

Summer

February 15, 2019 for summer 2019 research

Community-Based Research Grant

Summer

February 15, 2019 for summer 2019 research

Sustainability Scholars Grant

Summer

Spring 2018 [TBD]

February 15, 2019 for summer 2019 research

April 5, 2019 for fall 2019 research

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

Academic Year - October through March

September 24, 2018 for 2018-2019 research

Conference Travel Grant

Year-round

year-round, as long as funding is available

Research Travel Grant

Year-round

year-round, as long as funding is available

Housing Grant

Summer

April 19 for summer 2019 research

Inquiry at UST Poster Session

Twice a year - October and May

September 17, 2018 to participate in October 2 session

UROP Events

Oct 02 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

See the results of summer 2018 student research! Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Read More

Oct 18 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Get tips and strategies to put together the strongest possible proposal for UROP grants and other student research opportunities. Open to students in all majors. Read More

May 09 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

See the results! Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Registration required for presenters Read More