UROP Pre- and Post-Award Requirements
I. Pre-Award Requirements:
1. Human subjects approval (IRB). If your research involves interaction with people (e.g., interviews, surveys, or observing non-public behavior), you will be required to submit an application for Internal Review Board (IRB) approval. The Office of Research has a new online submission form for Human Subjects Approval please click on the link to complete your IRB application and follow the instructions on that page:
* Funding will not be disbursed until the Office of Research approves your IRB application.
2. International travel approval. All applicants whose proposals require international travel must submit a travel approval form in order to be considered for a UROP grant. Contact the Office of International Studies or click on the link below for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/policy/Faculty-Travel-Policy.php. Awards will be made only after approval for travel has been granted.
3. Domestic travel waiver. After a proposal requiring domestic travel has been approved, the student receiving the award will need to complete a domestic travel waiver. Please upload a signed copy of the waiver with your proposal to expedite processing and reimbursement. For more information on domestic travel please see: http://riskmanagement.nd.edu/international-travel/domestic-travel/
4. Letter of recommendation. You must have a letter of recomendation from a regular faculty member, that is, teaching-and-research faculty or special professional faculty. The recommender must endorse the proposal and supervise the project.
II. Post-Award Requirements:
1. Final Report. After their projects are complete, all grant awardees must submit to the ISLA office (101 O’Shaughnessy Hall) a formal final report with a signed UROP Final Report Cover Page. The report should be 5 to 10 pages, drawing upon the original proposal for the introduction, review of previous work, and methodology and concluding with the results and discussion (or analysis) of the project’s results. If the UROP grant supported a presentation at a conference, then a copy of the paper or poster should be submitted; this is in lieu of a final report.
If there were changes to the proposal during the course of the research or the development of the creative work, new references should be added, and the methodology section should be modified. The style of the final paper should be appropriate to the standards of the academic discipline.
* Summer UROP Grant Recipients: Please keep in mind that funds for Summer UROP Grants are provided by donors who will receive, in addition to your thank-you note, a copy of your final report and senior thesis. For Summer Comprehensive Grant Awardees, your final report is due: September 20, 2013.
2. Student Travel Certification (for Conference Presentation Grants). All students must complete and submit the Student Travel Certification along with an expense report and receipts.
3. ISLA acknowledgment. Any publication, public recital, exhibition, or other public display of the student’s work must include an appropriate acknowledgement of ISLA’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Although no one form is required, we recommend the following:
This [research, etc.] is made possible in part by the support from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, the University of Notre Dame.
4. Tax Questions. For more information on the tax consequences of student grants, see: Student Travel and Tax Issues.
Direct questions to:
UROP Undergraduate Assistant
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
101 O'Shaughnessy Hall