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Note: as of September 1, 2014, all new UROP stipends will be paid as scholarships rather than as payroll. Please check with Financial Aid to determine if this will affect your aid package for the year. Those who started under the old system will remain under the old system.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Undergraduate Symposium

New Opportunity: UMII Supports UROP

The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) will provide funding for up to 25 UROP projects that include significant informatics components. Projects must either address a data challenge within a research problem in any field of application or address informatics methodologies or techniques more broadly. Applications are through the regular UROP process. Indicate on the application (Section D) whether your proposal should be considered for funding through UMII. For questions on what is appropriate research for these awards, please contact Claudia Neuhauser, Director, UMII.

Summer Research Experience Programs

A number of agencies and groups sponsor summer research experience programs for undergraduate students. Google searches will find websites for many of these programs. Many have deadlines in January or February. Some specific links include:

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

U of MN NSF-REU Summer Program in Interdisciplinary Mathematics

Department of Energy Office of Science

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (3 internships)

2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program

Mayo Clinic, Rochester Summer Fellowships

Summer REU at Northwestern University

Presentation Opportunities

Summer Symposium: August 2015. Specific date to be announced in the late spring.

NCUR : Undergraduates who have completed or are in the process of completing a research project may apply for funding: you do not have to be a UROP awardee. The student and faculty travel assistance applications are in the Forms Library. Information on NCUR 2015 and University funding will be announced shortly. Applications for travel funding are due to college UROP Coordinators by October 27, 2014.

Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium : undergraduates in the sciences (including the social sciences and engineering) can do a poster or oral presentation. April 25, 2015, University of Northwestern - St. Paul: priority abstract submission deadline is March 29, 2015.

UMD Showcase: an opportunity to do a poster or oral presentation on the Duluth campus. Dates are December 4, 2014 and April 21, 2015.

UROP and International Research

The International UROP Scholarship is now available for Fall 2015 international research projects. The deadline is May 1, 2015. The Spring 2016 deadline will be announced soon. This program is for students participating in select credit-bearing study abroad semester programs through the Learning Abroad Center.

Faculty Blog

Faculty members who are looking for UROP student help can now post potential projects on our new blog.

Students: check out the new postings!
There are a number of projects available.

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