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?"

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

Summer

February 16, 2020 for summer 2020 research

Community-Based Research Grant

Summer

February 16, 2020 for summer 2020 research

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

September 20, 2019: Priority Deadline (to begin project upon approval)
November 1, 2019: Final Deadline (to being project no later than beginning of Spring 2020 term)

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

Oct 01 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Learn more about what it takes to polish a strong proposal for a student research grant. Read More

Oct 15 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Oct 29 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An informal networking event to meet faculty and connect with research opportunities. Read More