Why Mentor?

The very real rewards of mentoring.

BU is a leader in undergraduate research, known for giving students the opportunity to work alongside faculty in the lab or engaged in scholarship. UROP’s faculty mentors reflect that commitment by serving as dedicated guides, coaches, and facilitators for our research projects. Thanks to our program, students have opportunities to make real contributions to faculty research initiatives. And benefits for mentors can be just as profound.

UROP is a win-win: it provides faculty members with motivated, top-notch students, and students get a first-hand opportunity to experience research at BU.”

Professors have relatively few opportunities to work closely with undergraduates on research or to receive help from a research assistant. A well-designed UROP project is well worth the time—and likely to save time in the long run!”

The mentor/student relationship continues beyond UROP, and I look forward to seeing them develop as professionals.”

UROP supports faculty-mentored research in any academic area: the humanities, natural and social sciences, medicine, arts, or education. We encourage you to consider becoming a faculty mentor, posting an opportunity, or applying for funding.