The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at the University of Colorado Boulder relies on faculty volunteers to help ensure that all applicants receive fair and informed evaluations of their proposed projects and that all activities conform to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Sign-Up to Evaluate UROP Proposals

Eligibility

Tenured/tenure-track, research faculty and contract instructors at the University of Colorado Boulder are eligible to serve on the UROP Review Board.

Review Process

UROP Student and Faculty Grant proposals are evaluated in a double-blind review process in which committee members cannot identify applicants or mentors. 

Reviewers are sent proposals (as PDFs with unique tracking numbers) for evaluation using CU Boulder's "Large File Transfer" system and are provided with evaluation rubrics and score sheets formatted in MS Excel.

Faculty on the UROP Review Board will have the option to recuse themselves from evaluating proposals that present a conflict of interest using the score sheets provided.

Timeline

Faculty who sign-up will have the option to withdraw their name from the UROP Review Board shortly before the start of the review process by replying to an email alert from urop@colorado.edu.

  • Proposals Sent for Review: March 8, 2019
  • Scores Due from Reviewers: April 1, 2019

Disciplinary Sub-Committees

UROP Student and Faculty Grant proposals are evaluated by CU Boulder faculty organized into one of the UROP Review Board sub-committees listed below. 

Applicants select the most appropriate category for their proposal at the time of application (typically based on the methods employed) to ensure faculty evaluating their proposals are familiar with the terminology and methods common in the proposal's field of study (major). 

Faculty joining the review board should select the category that best describes the methods they are most comfortable evaluating.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Education
  • Life/Bio-Sciences
  • Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences