What is UROP?

Our mission:

To nurture curiosity, to capture imagination, and to cultivate relationships between faculty and students beyond the classroom to shape independent, innovative, and collaborative leaders.

UROP facilitates undergraduate participation in faculty-mentored research projects. Funding opportunities exist and the program is flexible, allowing research study in any academic area University-wide.

Projects may be undertaken at either the Charles River or Medical Campus, on a volunteer basis, for a stipend, or for academic credit. UROP project guidelines encompass a wide range of scientific or scholarly topics that lead to:

  • Production of new knowledge
  • Increased problem solving capabilities (including research project design/analysis)
  • Original critical or historical theory and interpretation

Define your goals upfront.

A successful student research experience starts with a clear understanding of your goals. UROP staff can help you identify and clearly define those goals, and then assist with your research proposal.

We frequently update the list of research opportunities available at BU as well as summer opportunities nationwide.

Email us, call us at 617-353-2020, or stop by the office and meet with us at 143 Bay State Road. Check this site often to learn about new opportunities and updates.