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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 1, 2021 for spring 2022 research

April 11, 2022 for fall 2022 research

Young Scholars Grant

Community-Based Research Grant

Summer

February 14, 2022 for summer 2022 research

Ignite Research Scholars

Summer

 February 14, 2022 for summer 2022 research

Sustainability Scholars Grant

Summer

Spring 2020

November 1, 2021 for spring 2022 research

February 14, 2022 for summer 2022 research

April 11, 2022 for fall 2022 research

Innovation Scholars

Academic Year - October through March

September 20, 2021

Interreligious Research Grants

Academic Year

Please contact Dr. Hans Gustafson with queries about this program

Conference Travel Grant

Year-round

at least 14 days before your date of departure, as long as funding is available
Now accepting applications for participants in virtual conferences

Research Travel Grant

Year-round

at least 14 days before your date of departure, as long as funding is available
On hiatus. Please contact Laura Bru with queries

Housing Grant

Summer

April 18, 2022 for summer 2022 research

Inquiry Poster Session

Twice a year - October and May

Register by September 20, 2021 to participate on October 5

Spring 2022 session tentatively scheduled for May 12, 2022