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While St. Thomas courses are online, UROP is 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 3, 2019 for Spring 2019 research
April 5, 2020 for Fall 2020 research

Young Scholars Grant

Community-Based Research Grant

Summer

February 16, 2020 for summer 2020 research

Ignite Research Scholars

Summer

January 24, 2020 for interested faculty mentors

February 16, 2020 for summer 2020 students

Sustainability Scholars Grant

Summer

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

September 23, 2019

Interreligious Research Fellows

*new in 2019-20*

Academic Year

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

Conference Travel Grant

Year-round

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

Research Travel Grant

Year-round

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

Housing Grant

Summer

April 19, 2020 for summer 2020 research

Inquiry Poster Session

Twice a year - October and May

September 25, 2019 to participate in October 15

UROP Events

May 12 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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