Yes. UROP Grants are not intended to support "general" coursework, even if it is research/inquiry-based, but funding may support students doing research or creative projects outside the classroom while they’re enrolled in Independent Study/Honors Thesis courses with section numbers in the 800-900s.
No. UROP Grants are classified as fellowships and paid through the university payroll system but do not count as financial aid or create an employer-employee relationship with the university. Please consult with a financial aid counselor or financial advisor on how to report UROP income for future FAFSA or financial aid applications. Check out Student Award Payment for details.
No. There is no minimum GPA requirement to receive UROP funding.
Contact UROP as early as possible if you don't think you will meet the completion date.
No. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Please make arrangements to get all of the sections of the application submitted on time.
No. UROP funds are for faculty-mentored academic research, scholarly or creative projects only.
Due to a range of variables (e.g. the number of proposals submitted in each grant term, the ratio of grant types submitted, etc.) as well as variations between review cycles and budgetary allocations across fiscal years, the award rate fluctuates and complicates generalized estimations about one’s chances of receiving an award. We encourage you to see UROP as an achievable goal that requires planning and attention to detail. Though competition has increased and the award rate has declined in recent cycles, UROP still funds the majority of students and faculty who apply.