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!

Faculty

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

Submit a project

Extend Your Project

New Participants

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

  1. Get certified in PEERRS (the "Research Practice Foundations" module is required of all UROP students)
  2. Apply for the UROP position at umjobs.org (search for the "ASST IN RESEARCH" position from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs)
  3. Attend 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
  6. Complete a background consent form.
  7. Visit Human Resources to complete the I-9 and present your identification (only AFTER receiving the "Welcome" email from Tawana Branch in HR. You must check your email periodically for the message)**
  8. (After receiving authorization email from Human Resources): Complete Employment Verification**
  9. Start the project!
  10. (Once the project begins) Submit timesheets to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (either hard copied timesheets or email).

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

Additional questions? Visit our frequently asked questions section.

Current Participants

Available Projects

UROP Contract (for students adding or changing a project)

Downloadable Timesheet

Request to Withdraw