Giving to UROP

Your gift is an investment in innovation.

Every BU undergraduate student is eligible to participate in UROP. Student-faculty partnerships span all academic areas—from biological and engineering sciences, economics and sociology, to history and religion, business and the arts. Our goal is to provide financial support to every student who qualifies for the program. But interest in undergraduate research is growing every year, and we’re simply not able to provide funding to all of our high-quality applicants.

The benefits are real.

Students who participate in undergraduate research gain valuable experience in their field, a distinct advantage when applying to graduate programs or employment opportunities. References from faculty mentors endorse their researchers’ intellectual abilities, practical skills, and academic potential. Participation lets students sample a potential career path, which can help with the often difficult choices that come after college.

Contributions directly support student research.

Your tax-deductible gift directly supports faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergrads. Funds are used for a variety of activities, including:

  • Stipends for student researchers (academic year and summer)
  • Supplies for researchers and their laboratories
  • Student participation in professional conferences
  • Travel for research purposes
  • Student enrichment activities

Please contact Dr. Paul Lipton (617-353-2020 or email) to discuss special donor opportunities including named fellowships and travel awards.

Make an online donation now.

The University’s secure form makes it safe and easy to give online. Please select “Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fund” from the pulldown menu under “Your Gift Designation.”

Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to support UROP’s innovative work.