The University of Colorado Boulder has an expansive history of undergraduate research with significant efforts dating to 1986 with the creation of UROP, which offers flexible funding options for undergraduates and faculty to form partnerships for projects in all majors.

Social Justice

UROP is dedicated to providing equitable access to the university's research and creative resources with inclusive outreach aligned with the diversity of student experiences.  Check out our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity for details.

Conference Funding

UROP's partner program the Professional and Academic Conference Endowment (PACE) provides funding to undergraduates sharing their work at conferences and exhibitions. We encourage students to plan applications well in advance.

Project Funding

Student Grants

  • Assistantships
  • Individual Grants

Faculty Grants

  • Team Grants


All grant applications are closed—but will reopen next fall for Summer 2024 and/or Academic Year 2024-25 projects. Check out the open opportunities to jump into a project—and add your name to the "Application Alert List" to be notified when applications reopen.

Open Opportunities

Application Alert List

Recent News

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PACE Issues the 2023 Annual Report


STUDIO Lab's Sarah Sokhey Interviewed for Podcast

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UROP Celebrates the 2023 Student Publications

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UROP Celebrates the 2023 Mentor Award Recipients


UROP Celebrates the Summer 2023 Student Grant Recipients

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Feds support undergrad, graduate research experiences at CU

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Physics has received a $94.5 million award from... Read more
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