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Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

UROP facilitates undergraduate participation in faculty-mentored research or creative projects. Funding is awarded to students for a semester while they assume apprenticeship with a faculty mentor’s research group or conducts independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

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SUMMER 2019 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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HOW TO APPLY

  1. Complete and submit the online UROP application, link above, by the deadline: April 19, 2019


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student at UTA

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (at UTA), at the time of application

  • Good academic standing

  • Applicants must be attending UTA full-time (at least 12 credit hours at the time of application) during the award semester (the summer registration requirement is waived for students who are registered full-time in the previous Spring and following Fall semesters).

  • Applicants are desired to have an established relationship with a faculty research mentor at the time of application.

    • Faculty mentors must be current UTA faculty members (position title must include ‘professor’).

  • Historically underrepresented, first-generation, veterans and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

UROP is a competitive appointment with 10 openings in the Fall, Spring, and Summer (11 week) semesters. Depending on the number of applicants, additional parameters such as GPA, pre-faculty mentor selection, prior research experience, and class standing may also be considered.

Expectations for the Student

In addition to the student's undergraduate research experience with their faculty mentor:

  • Students will maintain a weekly research log, participate in co-curricular activities, and complete pre and post surveys.

    • Students will attend and participate in OUR approved activities such as, but not limited to: monthly meetings, seminars, workshops, symposiums, conferences, and research/educational events.

  • Students will engage in a research project that will culminate in them preparing and submitting the following:

    • Research poster or 1-slide PowerPoint Presentation

      • Student is required to share research in a public forum, as agreed upon by their faculty mentor.
    • Undergraduate Research Reflection Essay 

* Changes to co-curricular activities may occur.

Compensation

Summer UROP

UROP provides assistantships of $3,000 for students who assist with a faculty member’s research or creative project, or who carry out a project of their own under the supervision of a faculty member.  Students will engage in at least 250 hours of research during the summer (25+ hours per week). Compensation listed above is pre-tax.

Fall/Spring UROP

UROP provides assistantships of $1,500 for students who assist with a faculty member’s research or creative project, or who carryout a project of their own under the supervision of a faculty member.  Students will engage in at least 160 hours of research during the fall or spring (10+ hours per week). Compensation listed above is pre-tax.