UROP Opportunities

UROP provides recognition and funding to UCI undergraduate students from all disciplines in support of research or creative activities under the guidance of UCI faculty members. Students can apply for funding by submitting a proposal during one of the Call for Proposals outlined below.

Fall Call for Proposals

Primarily for students new to research, this call is an opportunity to explore the research proposal process by engaging with a faculty mentors and developing a full research project.  Proposals awarded conduct research throughout the current academic year (fall, winter, spring and/or summer).

Fall 2020 Deadline: November 9, 2020

Details and Requirements

The Fall 2020 Call for Proposals has closed and will re-open in Fall 2021.

Application Materials:

  • Proposal (Sample Proposals)
  • Personal Statement
  • Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional documentation and approval may be required for certain types of research

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least winter quarter 2021
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
Spring Call for Proposals

This call is a continuation of the opportunity to explore the research proposal process for students interested in conducting research during the current Spring, Summer, and Fall quarters.

Deadline:  Spring quarter 2021
(Date To Be Announced)

Details and Requirements

The Spring Call for Proposals will open in early Spring quarter 2021.  More details, including the link to apply online, will be added at that time. Apply as an individual or a group.   

Application Materials:

  • Proposal (Sample Proposals)
  • Personal Statement
  • Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional documentation and approval may be required for certain types of research

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least summer 2021
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
Summer Call for Proposals

For students with prior research experience and want an opportunity for a deeper research experience, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) occurs during the Summer quarter. 

Deadline: Spring quarter 2021
(Date To Be Announced)

Details and Requirements

The Summer Call for Proposals will open in Spring quarter 2021. More details, including the link to apply online, will be added at that time. SURP grants are individual awards.

Application Materials:

  • Proposal (Sample Proposals)
  • Personal Statement
  • Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • Additional documentation and approval may be required for certain types of research

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least fall quarter 2021
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
  • Some prior research experience. Recommended: at least one quarter working on a research project at UCI.