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. 
Call for Fall Proposals

Students are encouraged to explore faculty mentored research and apply for recognition and/or funding by submitting a proposal during the fall. Students may apply for an honorary award, or request funding to support their research. Funded awards are intended for use of project supplies and expenses and typically range from $250 – $1,000 per individual project, with higher amounts available for group projects. These awards are for research being carried out for up to one year (fall 2022 through summer 2023).

Fall 2022 Deadline:
November 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Details and Requirements

Apply as an individual or a group.  Students are expected to present their research at the Spring Research Symposium the year following their award.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least winter quarter 2023
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
  • Limited to one individual funding request per cycle (can also participate in group funded proposal and/or submit for an additional honorary fellowship)

Application Materials: (From 2021 for reference. Please check back in early October 2022 for updated instructions).

Application Instructions:

 

  • Review the Proposal Guidelines
  • Begin an Online Application to see further instructions and save as a draft until complete. (Link will be added in early October 2022).
  • Watch the Proposal Writing and Submission Workshop recording (optional).
  • Submit your proposal and all supplementary documents online by the deadline.
Call for Spring Proposals

Students are encouraged to explore faculty mentored research and apply for recognition and/or funding by submitting a proposal during the spring. Students may apply for an honorary award, or request funding to support their research. Funded awards are intended for use of project supplies and expenses and typically range from $250 – $1,000 per individual project, with higher amounts of up to $2,500 available for group projects. These awards are for research being carried out for up to one year (spring 2023 through spring 2024).

Spring 2023 Deadline:
TBD – late March or early April 2023

Details and Requirements

Apply as an individual or a group.  Students are expected to present their research at the Spring Research Symposium the year following their award.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least summer 2023
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
  • Limited to one individual funding request per cycle (can also participate in group funded proposal and/or submit for an additional honorary fellowship)

Application Materials:  (From 2022 for reference. Please check back in January 2023 for updated instructions).

Application Instructions:

  • Review the UROP Proposal Guidelines
  • Attend or watch a recording of the UROP Proposal Writing Workshop (optional)
  • Begin an Online Application to see further instructions and save as a draft until complete
  • Submit your proposal and all supplementary documents by the deadline
Call for Summer Proposals

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a research fellowship for UCI undergraduate students. It is aimed at students with some prior research experience who plan to continue an intensive, faculty mentored research experience over the summer. The fellowships are typically for 10 weeks, with a commitment of 20 hours per week. However, the total time commitment is flexible and should be appropriate for the proposed project. The award amounts are flexible and dependent on student need and the time commitment of the project. They are capped at $3,000, with an average award of $1,500.

Summer 2023 Deadline:
TBD – late March or early April 2023

Details and Requirements

SURP awards are individual awards. Students are expected to present their research at the Spring Research Symposium the year following their award.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current UCI undergraduate student through at least fall quarter 2023
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
  • Some prior research experience. Recommended: at least one quarter working on a research project at UCI
  • Limited to one award per summer

Application Materials: (From 2022 for reference. Please check back in January 2023 for updated instructions).

Application Instructions:

  • Review the SURP Proposal Guidelines
  • Attend or watch a recording of the UROP Proposal Writing Workshop (optional)
  • Begin an Online Application to see further instructions and save as a draft until complete
  • Submit your proposal and all supplementary documents by the deadline