Participation for Supervisor Funding
In many cases, UROP funding comes directly from your faculty supervisor. Faculty who pay students' UROP stipends may choose to pay more than the standard UROP stipend and set a higher hourly rate of pay. They may not pay less than the UROP hourly rate (currently $9.75).
Faculty-funded UROP applications for the fall, spring, and summer are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Missing evaluations or other omitted information will delay the approval of your proposal. Faculty-funded projects begun in the fall term may continue during IAP, and projects begun during IAP with sponsored research funding may continue into the spring term, provided that you select the appropriate Fall/IAP or IAP/Spring term when completing your application. Proposals for faculty-funded UROPs for Pay that begin during IAP should be submitted well before the official IAP start date to ensure timely processing and payment.
If overtime hours in a faculty-funded UROP are likely or necessary, you should make certain, in advance, that your supervisor is aware of these overtime hours and that there are enough funds to cover the cost.
NOTE: If you are an international student, you are limited to the number of hours you may work each week. Contact staff in the International Students Office with any questions or for additional information on restrictions.
Once your application has been received by UROP staff, approval is generally issued within 2-3 business days. Approval notification may take longer if your application is missing required information. You will receive email from UROP staff if your proposal is incomplete (i.e. if feedback on previous UROP work is missing, your proposal lacks sufficient detail, required travel forms are not on file, etc.). Missing information will also be flagged in your online application and you can check your application status at any time by visiting your UROP homepage. Call UROP staff at x3-7306 or send an email to email@example.com with any questions that you may have regarding the status of your proposal.
If you are approved for supervisor funding, your approval email will contain pertinent information regarding timesheets and payments. You must visit the office of the UROP payroll coordinator listed in this email upon receipt of the message, so that your UROP can be activated in the payroll system.