Participation as a Volunteer
Volunteer UROP is by far the smallest category of UROP participation, but can be a great way to learn about faculty expectations and the research environment. If you are not yet ready to make the commitment to a full term of research, or prefer not to earn pay or credit for your work, you may participate in UROP as a volunteer.
Applying for Volunteer UROP
To apply for a volunteer UROP, be sure to submit the following items by the given UROP deadline for the term:
- Submit your feedback on your most recent UROP(s).
- Write a UROP proposal and submit a volunteer UROP application by the given deadline for the semester/summer. Guidelines are available in 7-104 and from the Apply section of this site.
- UROP applications will not be processed until all required approvals are on file.
- No approval emails will be issued until all application materials have been received and approved by UROP staff.
If you elect to pursue a volunteer UROP, then you are eligible for a transcript notation (Course#.URN) that reflects your research participation. URN notations are awarded by faculty supervisors at the end of the fall and spring semesters, provided that you have made satisfactory progress throughout the term.