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 2021 through summer 2022).

Fall 2021 Deadline:
November 17, 2021 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 2022
  • 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:

Application Instructions:

Call for Spring Proposals

Students are encouraged to explore faculty mentored research and apply for funding by submitting a proposal in the spring. The 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 (spring 2022 through spring 2023).

Spring 2022 Deadline:
TBD – May 2022

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 2022
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance

Application Materials:

  • Proposal (Sample Proposals)
  • Personal Statement
  • Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • Projects involving human and/or animal subjects must adhere to UCI’s research conduct rules.  Students should consult with their faculty mentor to determine if IRB or IACUC approval is needed.  If this project involves human subjects, review the UCI IRB Exempt Self-Determination Tool to determine which procedure to follow.

Application Instructions:

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, and are provided to students in one or two stipends.

Summer 2022 Deadline:
TBD – May 2022

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 2022
  • Good academic standing
  • UCI Faculty Mentor guidance
  • Some prior research experience. Recommended: at least one quarter working on a research project at UCI

Application Materials:

  • Proposal (Sample Proposals)
  • Personal Statement
  • Faculty Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • SURP Survey 
  • Projects involving human and/or animal subjects must adhere to UCI’s research conduct rules.  Students should consult with their faculty mentor to determine if IRB or IACUC approval is needed.  If this project involves human subjects, review the UCI IRB Exempt Self-Determination Tool to determine which procedure to follow.

Application Instructions: