The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)


The UROP grant that I received allowed me to put the necessary resources into my research on the parasitic infection I observed in Guatemala. Furthermore, the grant allowed me to spend important time learning from the Guatemalan women with whom I have had the privilege of working for the past three years. Being able to develop a project with them was largely due to the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.”

Alexis Doyle, ND ’16, Rhodes Scholar 

UROP Deadlines:

  • Seniors graduating in May: January 20
  • Spring break with int’l travel: Feb 28
  • Academic Year UROP Grants: March 20
  • Summer Grants: March 20
  • DaVinci & Am. Dream Grants: March 20
  • Sciola & Social Justice Grants: March 20

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program enhances undergraduate education by providing financial support to current University of Notre Dame students who are:  

  • writing a senior thesis
  • carrying out research or creative projects, or
  • presenting research at a conference

While some of UROP’s grants are subject specific (American DreamSocial Justice in the MarketplaceSciola), the greatest number of UROP grants fall into two categories: Academic Year Grants and Summer Grants

Students may design their projects independently or propose a project related to some aspect of a supervising faculty member’s research. A regular faculty member in the College of Arts & Letters must endorse the proposal. The more complex and potentially hazardous the project, the more mentoring support will be expected from the project’s advisor. 

As you plan your research, please keep in mind the resources offered by CUSE and the Center for Social Research, an academic support unit dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of social research at Notre Dame by working with faculty, students, and staff across all disciplines.   

Please Note:  UROP does not support internships, coursework or political activity.