Research through UROP is defined as any scientific or scholarly activity that contributes to the production of new knowledge. UROP offers students funding in the form of stipends, supplies, and travel for conducting research with a faculty member. However, UROP funding is not the only avenue for getting involved in research. You can conduct research as a volunteer, for academic credit, as a mentor-funded assistant, or through work-study funding. 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.