Funding Curiosity

UROP connects BU undergraduate students with funded, faculty-mentored research experiences.

Any undergraduate student enrolled full-time at Boston University is eligible to apply for UROP funding.

Featured Students


What Does Research With UROP Look Like?

Leela Munsiff (CAS) is a Linguistcs major who conducted research with Professor Kate Lindsey from the Department of Linguistics on a project titled, Changing Attitudes on Multilingualism in Limol, Papua New Guinea. Check out how she got involved in research and her advice for you!

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Why Mentor?


Anna Henchman

“Whenever I had a question specific to the topic I was working on, Professor Henchman always had an answer, or she would point me in the direction of a book that would allow me to think further about the problem at hand. Furthermore, Professor Henchman helped me establish connections with other members of the BU faculty when she felt that their area of expertise would be a valuable addition to my research.” Brett Driben, CAS

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All full-time undergraduate Boston University students are eligible to apply for UROP funding.

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Student Spotlights

Check out some of the research our students have done!

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Special Awards

UROP has a variety of special awards for which applicants may be considered.

Take Part in a Research Cocurricular

The UROP office hosts two cocurriculars -HUB CC280 Building a Research Community complements and enriches a student's UROP research experience by providing opportunities to foster interdisciplinary discourse with other researchers. HUB CC195 Exploring Research Opportunities provides students with an introduction to research at BU.

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UROP has allowed me to delve into research that extends beyond domestic borders and understand how others view the world. Not only have I grown as a researcher, but I have explored ideas surrounding the human connection that will extend beyond my time at Boston University

Hailey Hart-Thompson

CAS Independent; COM Film & TV

Serving as a faculty mentor benefitted me immensely…it gave me new perspective on my research and how to present to a wider, non-specialist audience. I would absolutely encourage any faculty member to participate in UROP.

Carrie J. Preston

Professor, CAS English