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University of Colorado Denver

Experiential Learning Center

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Reach Your Potential

UROP 2009 Presenter, Deandra Walker

From Aristotle and Plato to Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis H. Sullivan, students and their mentors have been collaborating to produce works of scholarly merit. The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), established at the University of Colorado Denver in 1994, enhances undergraduate education by funding students engaged in research, scholarly, creative, and entrepreneurial activities in collaboration with faculty at the Downtown Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver. Projects are either designed around the activities of a faculty mentor or designed independently by a student or team of students and endorsed by a faculty mentor.

Deadline to submit for UROP 2015-16
Aw: Feb. 27th 2015
We are only accepting electronic applications, sent to:

2015-16 UROP Application.docx


UROP Mission

  • Support and promote research, creative and entrepreneurial activities
  • Encourage and facilitate student-faculty collaboration
  • Foster personalized learning
  • Create opportunities for undergraduates to further develop their professional skills
  • Engage undergraduates in the university's research mission
  • Contribute to a unified culture of excellence at UCD

Participation in UROP is an intense educational experience that introduces students to the process of research, including writing a proposal, preparing a budget, conducting research, analyzing data, and bringing the project to closure in the form of a written abstract and presentation, demonstration or performance.


Approximately 20-30 awards will be available through UROP for fiscal year 2015-16 ending May 31, 2016.  Anticipated award announcement is in April, 2015 and awardees will receive recognition and a certificate at the 2016 Research and Creative Activities Symposium Day (RaCAS), April 2016, on the Downtown Denver Campus. 


UROP funds will be available starting June 2015, for a summer start, so plan your research projects accordingly.


Please visit the Research and Creative Activities Day web site to learn about prizes, information and event application (a presentation is required of UROP award winners).

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