Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
UROP projects are research-based intellectual collaborations of MIT faculty and undergraduates. Undergraduates may participate in each phase of research activity: developing a research plan, proposal writing, conducting research, analyzing data, and presenting results in oral and written form.
UROP projects can take place at any time during the academic year and/or summer, and are available in any academic department or interdisciplinary laboratory.
UROP's website tells you everything you need to know before you begin a UROP, including how to find a UROP, and what to do after you have found a project. Visit the site today to learn more about how to find a project, how to get credit or arrange for pay -- and more.
In addition to traditional UROP experiences, please consider the following two special UROP programs:
- Amgen-UROP Scholars Program: Entering its seventh year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. See the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program section of the UROP website for complete program details including online application.
- International Research Opportunities (IROP): Designed for MIT undergraduates who want to conduct faculty mentored research in an international setting. These overseas research opportunities provide many of the same benefits offered through conventional study abroad experiences - including a forum in which to connect with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, who share similar intellectual goals. In addition, IROP experiences help students enhance communication and leadership skills and refine collaborative and decision-making skills, while increasing understanding and awareness of ethical issues. Read more about IROP opportunities, including upcoming Summer Undergraduate Research Exchange Programs in the IROP section of the UROP website.