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Undergraduate Research: UROP Mini-grant Program

The UROP Mini-grant program provides up to $1000.00 of support to undergraduate students that are conducting research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative project under the guidance of a UO faculty member.

Mini-grants may be used to purchase materials, equipment, and supplies that are necessary for the project and/or cover travel expenses related to completing the project (mini-grants cannot be used to pay for travel to present research at a conference).

Questions? Contact  – Students from every major may apply. 

Timeline (2016-2017 academic year)

Application Available: Nov 21, 2016
Application Deadline:  Feb 06, 2017
Selections Made: Late February

 Program Details & Eligibility

  • Open to undergraduate students from every major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be returning to the UO the term following receipt of the mini-grant
  • Must have a project proposal finalized and faculty mentor secured prior to applying
  • Applicant must obtain a commitment from a faculty member to supervise their research project as their mentor.  Faculty mentors must be Tenure Track Faculty or Career Non-tenure Track Faculty with an FTE of .50 or above (exceptions may be made to this requirement under special circumstances – inquire with UROP for more information).
  • If for any reason a student’s circumstances change and makes them unable to meet the eligibility requirements of the program, the grantee must forfeit their award. UROP Mini-grants cannot be deferred
  • Undergraduate students may only received two UROP Mini-grant awards during their undergraduate education
  • Research with Human Subjects:

How to Apply

Make sure that you meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined above before proceeding.

  1. Download the UROP Mini-grant Application Guidelines Document
    • Read this whole document carefully before beginning your online application.
    • Ensure that you can meet the conditions outlined in the Guidelines Document.
    • Determine whether your research project requires UO IRB Approval. If it does, you must submit to the UO IRB at the same time you submit your Mini-grant application.
    • Work with your faculty mentor to craft a proposal that you will submit through the online application (Step 2).
    • OPTIONAL: Schedule a meeting with UROP ( to discuss your project proposal, receive feedback, and ask questions you have about the program.
  2. Complete the online UROP Mini-grant Application.
  3. Letter of recommendation. 
    • Request that your faculty mentor complete the letter of recommendation worksheet.
    • Instruct your faculty mentor to submit the completed worksheet to
    • Under the federal law titled the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and according to the University of Oregon Student Record Policy, registered students are given the right to inspect their records, including letters of recommendation and teacher recommendations. If the student wants to waive their right of access to this recommendation, they may do so by completing a waiver form.
  4. Obtain unofficial copies of your UO transcripts and send to



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