student research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is designed to support collaborations between UM-Flint undergraduate students and faculty researchers. Students participating in UROP are currently eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1000 per funding cycle, can use work-study funding (if eligible), or earn service hours through the Commitment to Service Program for volunteer efforts. UROP students earn $15 per hour.

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. Projects are available during three cycles each year in the fall, winter, and spring-summer terms. Once faculty projects are posted each cycle, students can apply via the university’s competition space!


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Funded by the Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation (RRG) initiative, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in full-time summer research opportunities. SURE fellows are eligible for up to $5000 to support full-time summer employment as research assistants. Opportunities are available via the university’s competition space.


Flint Community Engaged Research Program

Coming in Summer, 2022: Flint Community Engaged Research Program (FCERP) is designed to provide undergraduate students opportunities to participate in community-based research, creative, and scholarly activities by matching them with local non-profit agencies and community organizations. CERP opportunities are open to any interested students, especially those considering careers in academia, the nonprofit sector, and public service.

Participating students are eligible to receive up to $1000 per funding cycle throughout the course of the academic year.

To apply, visit the CERP postings on the Office of Research InfoReady page. Interested students are welcome to contact Andre Louis, Research Program Manager at alouis@umich.edu.


Student Funding

Several donors to UM-Flint have expressed an interest in encouraging student research and generously donated funds to provide support for student-initiated research and for travel to attend professional conferences. These endowed funds provide support for original student research ideas and are intended to encourage individual or group work. Visit Student Funding for more information on funds available, eligibility, and how to apply. 


Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA)

The GSRA program at UM-Flint is a vehicle to provide financial support for the academically-related research activities of active UM-Flint graduate students. A GSRA is an appointment that may be provided to a student in good standing in a UM-Flint graduate degree program who performs personal research (including thesis and dissertation preparation) or who assists UM-Flint faculty in performing research that is relevant to his or her academic goals. Appointments to the GSRA program at UM-Flint are made for one or two semesters/terms and are contingent upon the recommendation of an academic department or program and the approval of the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs.


Research Conferences

Flint Student Research Conference (SRC)
Flint Student Research Conference (SRC) provides a unique opportunity for students at UM-Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College to gather for a day of sharing their faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. This collaborative event showcases multi-disciplinary research from the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied sciences. Students present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations or with live performances and demonstrations. Additionally, student presenters have the opportunity to have their manuscripts published in the annual conference proceedings.

Students who present at the SRC are also eligible to submit their research for publication in the conference’s proceedings, more formally referred to as the Journal of Student Research.

Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Conference (MOM)
Since 1993, the annual Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Conference (MOM) has provided a forum for the presentation and publication of undergraduate research and creative activities. As a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan-Flint, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Oakland University, MOM showcases the results of student-faculty collaboration in research and creative activities from across all academic disciplines. Students who present at MOM not only have a unique opportunity to share the results of their work but also have the opportunity to publish their work in our annual Meeting of Minds Journal. Undergraduates who are contemplating involvement in research should also attend to learn about exciting future possibilities.

Students who present at MOM are also eligible to submit their research for publication in the conference’s proceedings, more formally referred to as the Journal of Undergraduate Research.