Unique Commitment Undergraduate Research
At BU, undergrad ideas are not under-appreciated.
Very few universities support undergraduate research as strongly as BU. Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides funding for faculty-mentored research in the humanities, natural sciences, medicine, arts, and education. Established in 1997, UROP has helped more than 3,000 undergrads with projects ranging from accounting to zebrafish genetics. Funding comes from the University, individual faculty grants, alumni and corporate donations, government, and private foundations.
Current Research Opportunities
In addition to its flagship funding program for undergrads, UROP maintains listings of undergraduate research opportunities at BU, including:
- Undergraduate research positions that have been submitted by BU faculty
- Research awards relevant to undergraduate students
- Summer research programs for students
- Travel grants for students
Undergraduate Research Spotlight
The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides undergraduates and community college students who are interested in Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, and Materials Science Engineering with an opportunity to actively participate in cutting-edge summer research projects. Learn more in this video about the 2022 cohort: