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International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship

General Scholarship Information

The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to UMTC undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite.

Eligibility & Funding Requirements

Failure to submit the UROP final report, UROP evaluation and submission to the University's Digital Conservancy will result in having the scholarship rescinded.  

For further information and assistance, contact Heidi Soneson in the Learning Abroad Center.

Funding is provided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Learning Abroad Center (LAC), and the Office of Undergraduate Education.  

What Is a Research Project?

*Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements.

Deadlines & Award Amounts

Term Award Amount Deadlines

Spring 2015

$1,500 October 31, 2014

Fall 2015

$1,500 May 1, 2015

Academic Year 2014-15

$1,500 May 1, 2015

*Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the deadline date.

How to submit your application:

This award will be placed directly into the student’s U of M account at the beginning of the term in which the research is being conducted. Students must complete all of the requirements below in order to retain the scholarship funding. If approved, you will be contacted by the UROP office in August (for fall semester/academic year proposals) or December (for spring semester proposals) with UROP proposal submission information.

  1. Check the scholarship deadlines for the term you will be studying abroad.
  2. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the application deadline date, no exceptions.
  3. Submit the scholarship application and essay via the Learning Abroad Center Online Scholarship Portal.

Sample Research Projects

The following project summaries provide an insight into the range of possible research topics that can be pursued.

•Similarities and differences between prominent Western views of health in the U.S. and the views of health in India

•Analyze the role of international organizations in protecting the sexual and reproductive rights of women in Sub-Sarharan Africa

•Ethnology of food, emphasis on how food underlies health

•Tiritiri Matangi Wildlife Sanctuary tourism and preservation

•Auckland's food system in an urban setting

•Industralizing in relation to art in France

•Coral reef ecology, conservation and response to climate change

•Discrepancies in the distribution of free primary education funds in Kenya: lessons from Nairobi, Kilifi, Kitui and Kisumu Counties

•Teenage health in rural Ecuador

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