The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) enables students to transcend the conventional boundaries of classroom learning and engage in hands-on research and creative projects. Administered by Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, UROP facilitates in-depth, self-directed learning by providing grants to support an array of needs associated with undergraduate projects.
UROP gives students the opportunity to design all aspects of their projects, from identifying a research topic or creative goal to developing a persuasive narrative, reasonable timetable, and appropriate budget. Each student is guided through this process by a faculty member of their choosing with the goal of forming a one-on-one interaction that can elevate the student-teacher relationship to that of colleagues working together on a subject of mutual interest. In all these respects, UROP gives the students in the College extraordinary opportunities to pursue scholarship and creative works that reflect their own interests and aspirations.
Academic Year Grants:
Conference Presentation Grants support registration fees for conferences, workshops, or seminars. Funding max TBA.
Research and Materials Grants support research activities and creative endeavors. Materials covered may include but are not limited to: books not available through ND libraries, remote archive/library services, art supplies, human subject payments, survey services, computer programming services, software, and costs associated with online skill acquisition. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a major in the College of Arts & Letters are eligible for Research & Material Grants. Students with minors in Arts and Letters disciplines may also apply if their supervising faculty member is in the College of Arts & Letters.
Funding max TBA
Senior Thesis Grants support research conducted to fulfill the requirements for a thesis. Like the Research & Materials Grants described above, senior thesis grants support expenses such as: books not available through ND libraries, remote archive/library services, art supplies, human subject payments, survey services, computer programming services, virtual language instruction fees, software, and costs associated with online skill acquisition. Juniors and seniors conducting a thesis under the direction of an Arts and Letters faculty member are eligible for Senior Thesis Grants. Kennedy Scholars wishing to support their senior thesis research should apply for the Kennedy Scholars Fellowship.
Funding max TBA.
Please note: Each of our grants has post-award requirements.