Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grants (UROP) is a competitive grant program managed by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. They're designed to financially support original faculty-mentored research, creative, and other scholarly activities undertaken at CU Denver | Anschutz outside the traditional classroom. Full grants, mini grants, and travel grants are available.
Approximately 20 - 40 UROP full grant applications are awarded each spring semester. The UROP spring applications window is from mid-January until the application deadline, which is typically the first week in March,
The 2020 Full UROP Grant application is now closed. Check back January 2021.
Funds to support a mini grant award are available during the fall semester. The UROP fall applications window is from mid-July until the application deadline, which is typically the third week in September.
This application is now closed, check back August 2020.
Travel grants are designed to cover expenses, travel, and stipends for CU Denver | Anschutz undergraduates who undertake scholarly research and creative activities.
Students can apply for both Full Grant funds and Travel Grant funds. The length of the UROP travel award is July 1, 2020-April 30, 2021, with funds available starting July 1, 2020.
The 2020 UROP Travel Grant application is now closed, check back in August 2020.
An important aspect of undergraduate research is mentoring by a faculty member experienced in discipline-specific research or creative methodology. Whether the UROP project is initiated by the student or faculty, it's important that a UROP student work closely with the faculty mentor to define realistic goals and a time-frame for the project, and get faculty support during preparation of the student's final report.