UROP Grants/Fellowships

Research and creative activities are an integral component of the education undergraduates receive at UCI, regardless of their career choice. UROP provides funding in support of UCI faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative projects. Students can apply for funding by submitting a proposal during two separate Calls for Proposals in the Fall and Spring Quarters of each school year.

The Calls are announced on this Web site and distributed to faculty members and the undergraduate counseling offices. Students will have approximately one month from the announcement to submit their proposals. All UCI undergraduate students from all disciplines and majors who are participating in a research or creative project with a UCI faculty mentor and are in good academic standing are eligible to respond to the current Call for Proposals.

Proposals should be prepared by the student applicant and jointly submitted by the student and the faculty mentor. This program funds a variety of projects with grants up to $1,000 for individual projects, although higher amounts can be awarded for group projects. The UROP Faculty Advisory Board reviews proposals and makes the funding recommendations.

Funds can be used to support such expenditures as the purchase of materials and supplies, research-related travel, and the costs incurred in the presentation of research projects or creative activities. These funds cannot support major hardware purchases, salaries or stipends, or travel expenditures only. Proposals that do not require funding or are already receiving adequate funding from departmental or other sources may be submitted for the UROP Honorary Fellowship.

Research Conduct

Students supported by UROP must adhere to UCI's research conduct rules dealing with health and environmental issues, research ethics, use of humans as experimental subjects, care of laboratory animals, as well as patents and copyrights.

Additional research conduct guidelines and appropriate forms are available at the following Web site: www.rgs.uci.edu.

Library Benefits

Through the collaborative efforts of UROP and the UCI Library, UROP Fellows will receive several library privileges to support their research or creative activity. These include:

  • extended borrowing privileges of 90 days instead of 30 days
  • access to the Nordstrom Honors Study Room (Main Library, Room 472) for quiet study (the key can be checked out at the loan desk)
  • unlimited Interlibrary Loan to enhance access to other UC campus collections and to other libraries' collections worldwide
  • a copy card worth $10

To contact a librarian by a research or creative subject, visit http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/contact/sublib.html.

For more information on the UCI Libraries-UROP partnership and the other services that the UCI Library offers, visit http://education.lib.uci.edu/urop/.


Fall 2003 Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2003

Proposal Guidelines (PDF)

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