Research through UROP is defined as any scientific or scholarly activity that contributes to the production of new knowledge. You can participate as a volunteer or for academic credit. You can serve as a mentor-funded assistant, work through the work-study program, or with the aid of a UROP award. And if you are just starting out, typically you will not be required to come up with your own project. Instead, you will find yourself working on an ongoing project designed by your faculty mentor.

Find a professor and maybe even a research award.

All research must take place under the guidance of a BU faculty mentor, so your experience starts with finding the appropriate faculty member and the project that best fits your needs.

  • FIND

    a faculty mentor

  • ASK

    mentor for letter of recommendation


    between academic credit or funding


    for funding if eligible