Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Grant

IUPUI students typically identify a mentor and work with their mentor to write a proposal for a substantive research project.  Projects should be such that they would minimally last over a period of several months or up to two years or graduation (whichever comes first).   

Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded depending on the needs of the project.  Students may elect to request their grant as a stipend, or they may use their grant to purchase needed equipment or supplies.  (Due to current campus financial restrictions, students may no longer apply for travel.)  Students may also ask for a one-time extension of up to $1,000 if they have made significant progress toward their research, and if they have a letter of support from their faculty mentor.

A portion of the grant award is made at the beginning of the project, and upon successful completion of the project and submission of all research products the remainder of the grant is disbursed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at IUPUI
  • Pursuing their first undergraduate degree at IUPUI
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher

It is recommended that students who receive a UROP grant register for at least one research course.  Students should consult with their faculty mentor and/or their advisor and also make an appointment with the UROP Program Leader to discuss the appropriate choice of course that will complement their specific research project.

Program Benefits

  • grant of up to $1,000.  (Students should be aware that they are responsible for determining how their stipends will affect their financial aid package and possibly decrease any scholarship or other financial-aid funding they may receive during the academic year.  If money is owed toward tuition, semester fees, fines for parking or library late fees, the bursar’s office may apply the student’s stipend toward their account balance.) 
  • work with a faculty mentor on a research project
  • present their research at a poster session
  • improve professional skills such as public speaking and presentation
  • establish valuable academic and professional connections
  • expand career development


Click here for the Summer/Fall 2014 UROP Grants application.

Program Resources


Richard E Ward, Ph.D.
Center for Research and Learning
A Division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University Tower (HO) Suite 202
850 W. Michigan Street, 1140, Indianapolis, IN  46202-2800
Phone: 317-274-8880
Fax: 317-278-3602