UROP Assistantships provide funding to students to partner with a faculty mentor to assist on a project. Students do not need to submit an original proposal to apply.


Student Grant amounts vary based on grant type and term, according to the following guidelines; summer grants are larger to account for additional cost of living. Visit the Student Award Payment page for details.

  • Summer: $2,000
  • Academic Year: $1,000

Get Started with Assistantships

  1. Learn how to apply
  2. Check your eligibility
  3. Plan your timeline
  4. See how proposals are scored
  5. Confirm policy compliance

Context and Objectives

100 word maximum: State the specific objectives/purpose of your mentor's project. Explain the project's relevance and who stands to benefit.

Creative/Performance Projects: Tell us the objectives/purpose of your mentor's project, explaining the points of curiosity from which you're starting, hypothesis or question you're exploring and the guiding principles of the work. Discuss where and when the final project will be exhibited, displayed or performed.

Mentor Endorsement Prompt

100 words maximum: Comment on the development of this proposal, noting the origin of the idea and its potential impact in the field.

Methodology and Strategy

100 word maximum: Note any experience, training and/or coursework required to conduct this project, and explain how you are preparing.

Mentor Endorsement Prompt

100 words maximum: Comment on your mentee's ability to perform this project, highlighting relevant coursework, experience with methods and/or materials, and other relevant certifications and qualifications.

Learning Objectives

100 word maximum: Describe how this project advances your personal, academic and/or professional goals, including how it fits within your degree plan.

Mentor Endorsement Prompt

100 words maximum: Respond to your mentee's learning goals, commenting on 1) how you and/or an additional supervisor will support these objectives and 2) how this project will advance their academic and/or professional goals?


150 word maximum: Outline the major phases of your project, providing a timeline of activities.

Mentor Endorsement Prompt

Optional: Provide additional information about this project timeline.

Apply for an Assistantship