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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.

UROP Information Workshops
Undergraduate Experiences will be presenting information on UROP for anyone who is interested in applying or mentoring. Please join us for one workshop to learn more about the exciting opportunities UROP brings!
Friday, 7 February, 12-2 pm in the CU Denver Bldg 1000, 
and Wednesday, 12 February, 2-3:15 pm, in the CU Denver Bldg 1110. ​

2012 UROP Information.pdf2014-15 UROP Information.pdf

Bring the completed application to the Undergraduate Experiences office in LSC 300, or Scan/E-mail to:

2012-13 UROP Application.docx2014-15 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 2012-13 ending May 31, 2013.  Anticipated award announcement is in April, 2012 and awardees will receive recognition and a certificate at the 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium Day (RaCAS), April 27,2012, on the Anschutz Medical Campus. 


UROP funds will be available starting June 2012, 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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