UROP Ambassadors Program

During the summer of 2022, the UROP team launched the inaugural UROP Ambassadors Program. Applications for our 2023 Ambassador Program are due on Monday, August 21, 2023 by midnight.

UROP is looking for a small group of dynamic and engaging undergraduates to serve as UROP Ambassadors during the 2023/2024 academic year. This program is NEW and its goal is to establish a support system to help undergraduates navigate research opportunities at BU. Students will be invited to apply during the summer and serve as UROP Ambassadors during the following academic year. Ambassadors will receive $1,000.00 per semester. A select number of previously funded students representing diverse research backgrounds will be chosen to participate.

A successful UROP Ambassador:
Possesses strong leadership qualities
Excels in community building
Exhibits strong public speaking skills
Has an interest in developing the inaugural Ambassador program

Commitments include:
Participation at UROP programming including information sessions and social events
Presenting your research at events and programming as needed
Assistance at the UROP Symposium in October
Contributing to UROP social media and website presence
Holding regular office hours (~2 hours/week)
Attendance at regularly scheduled ambassador meetings
Contributing an average of 3-4 hours/week to the program

Requirements for applicants:
Students must have received UROP funding for at least one semester, working under the mentorship of a Boston University faculty member
Students must be in good academic standing
Student’s mentor must sign off on those selected to participate

The UROP Ambassador application for academic year 2023/2024 can be found below, and is due by August 21, 2023 at midnight. Interviews for UROP Ambassador positions will likely be held over Zoom in late August or early September. A letter of support from someone who can speak to your work habits, skills, and commitment will be required for students who advance to an interview.

UROP Ambassador Application

Please contact us via email at urop@bu.edu with any questions.