University closure

In recognition of both the life and tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, the University of St. Thomas will be closed, and all classes will be cancelled on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5. Learn more here.

Get in touch

While the university is open and engaged in remote learning, UROP is also available remotely via email and Zoom.

What is UROP?

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?"

You can always get help and advising by getting in touch.

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, 2020 for Spring 2021 research
April 2021 for Fall 2021 research

Young Scholars Grant

Community-Based Research Grant


February 2021 for summer 2021 research

Ignite Research Scholars


summer 2021 status TBD

Sustainability Scholars Grant


Spring 2020

February 16, 2020 for summer 2020 research
November 3, 2019 for Spring 2019 research

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

Academic Year - October through March

cancelled 2020-21

Interreligious Research Fellows

*new in 2019-20*

Academic Year

April 5, 2020: Priority Deadline (to begin project in Fall 2020)

Conference Travel Grant


at least 14 days before your date of departure, as long as funding is available

(only accepting applications for virtual conferences until December 31, 2020)

Research Travel Grant


at least 14 days before your date of departure, as long as funding is available

(on hiatus until December 2020)

Housing Grant


April 2021 for summer 2021 research

Inquiry Poster Session

Twice a year - October and May

Register in September to participate in October 2020