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

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Current students and faculty: Please note that all application materials and registration for Inquiry Poster Session and other events can now be found on OneStThomas.

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 6, 2021 for Fall 2021 research

Young Scholars Grant

Community-Based Research Grant

Summer

February 15, 2021 for summer 2021 research

Ignite Research Scholars

Summer

summer 2021 status TBD

Sustainability Scholars Grant

Summer

Spring 2020

November 2, 2020 for Spring 2021 research
February 15, 2021 for summer 2021 research
April 6, 2021 for Fall 2021 research

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

Academic Year - October through March

cancelled 2020-21

Interreligious Research Fellows

Academic Year

TBD
Deadline for Fall 2020 has passed

Conference Travel Grant

Year-round

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

Year-round

at least 14 days before your date of departure, as long as funding is available
(on hiatus until January 2021)

Housing Grant

Summer

April 19, 2021 for summer 2021 research

Inquiry Poster Session

Twice a year - October and May

Register by October 5 to participate on October 20, 2020
Register by April 28, 2021 to participate on May 13, 2021