Corporate Awards

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is excited about its corporate sponsorship program. This program brings together members of the local corporate community with undergraduate researchers, and UROP hopes the program will spur collaboration and create new opportunities for both industry members and Boston University students.

Awardees will be selected from the funded UROP applicant pool.

Sponsorships provide two types of awards:

Student Research Awards

Provide direct support to students in the form of stipends. Students can earn up to $1,500 during the academic year, and $6,000 during the summer.

Supplies Awards

Provide funds for the purchase of project supplies (e.g. enzymes, pipette tips, prints from microfilm).

Sponsorships are generally made for the duration of a semester or summer but can be sustained for a longer period of time. Corporations interested in supporting undergraduate researchers should contact the UROP office by emailing or calling 617-353-2020.

Thank you to our current corporate sponsors!

Summer 2023 Corporate Sponsors and Student Awardees

New England Biolabs

The 2023 New England Biolabs Award was awarded to Erika Meagher is a Biology major, working with Dr. Chip Celenza on a project titled, “Tissue specific and environmental regulation of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.”

Summer 2022 Corporate Sponsors and Student Awardees

New England Biolabs

The 2022 New England Biolabs Award was awarded to Niharika Desai. Desai is a biology major, working with Dr. Thomas Gilmore on a project titled, “NF-κB Knockout in the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis.”

Previous Awards

  • Christopher Olsen received the 2021 New England Biolabs Award.
  • Sunnie Kong received the 2020 New England Biolabs Award.
  • Samson Yuan received the 2019 New England Biolabs Award.
  • Chen Cheng Qi received the 2018 New England Biolabs Award.
  • Jamie Afghani received the 2017 New England Biolabs Award.