Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is designed to support collaborations between UM-Flint undergraduate students and faculty researchers. UROP allows students to earn paid (or volunteer), hands-on research experiences working along faculty on cutting-edge projects. Additionally, faculty are afforded the opportunity to mentor enthusiastic and talented students.
Because of the diverse nature of the research conducted at UM-Flint, undergraduate students at any level and from any academic discipline can participate in UROP. Sign up today!

New Participants

To ensure the admissions process for UROP is streamlined, please follow these steps in order:

  1. Get certified in PEERRS (the "Research Practice Foundations" module is required of all UROP students)
  2. Apply for the UROP position as a "U-M Temporary Employee" at http://careers.umich.edu/.  (search for the "ASST IN RESEARCH" position for UROP. ***NOTE: this posting is NOT for specific UROP projects. This is a general application for all UROP employees***)
  3. Attend a UROP orientation
  4. If you don't already have a project in mind, search for an available project
  5. (Once a project has been found) Complete and turn in a UROP Contract. Your job offer will be submitted to Human Resources at this point.
  6. Complete the "Go Blue New Student Orientation" created by Human Resources
  7. Complete a background consent form online (after being prompted by email. Please check your email periodically).
  8. Visit Human Resources to complete the I-9 and present your identification**
  9. (After receiving authorization email from Human Resources): Complete Employment Verification**
  10. Start the project!
  11. (Once the project begins) Submit timesheets to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs via email.
  12. Students interested in extending their project from term to term must follow these guidelines.

** = If you have an active I-9 on file and/or are currently working for the University, steps 7 and 8 are skipped.

Additional questions? Visit our frequently asked questions section.

Active Participants


Faculty play an integral role in the success of UROP. It is our hope that you have a fulfilling experience as a UROP sponsor!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Extend Your Project

A Guide to Mentoring Students (pdf)