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Student Resources for Completing UROP

UROP Award

If you receive a UROP award, your notification letter will explain UROP hiring procedures (for stipends) and the transfer of funds from UROP to your faculty sponsor's department for payment to you. All charges against your UROP account for payroll, supplies, and expenses will be handled by that academic department. Students may not be paid for time worked or be reimbursed for expenses accrued prior to the specified date on the approved application.

You may receive notice your award is on hold awaiting either IRB or IACUC approval. For information and to apply for approval please see the Institution Review Board or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

While working on a UROP project, students must maintain eligibility for Student Employment, which includes current registration at the University. Students MUST have all requirements completed at the end of the month prior to graduation (November 30 for fall graduation and April 30 for spring graduation) or they will forfeit the final $750.

Writing Assistance

Writing assistance is available free of charge through the Writers’ Workshop, located on the second floor of the Kathryn A. Martin Library.  The Workshop’s faculty and graduate student writing consultants are familiar with the UROP guidelines and are eager to work with you on a one-to-one basis at any stage of the writing process.  To make an appointment, stop by the Writers’ Workshop desk or visit the Writers' Workshop website.

Research Assistance

Join UMD Librarians for training on documenting, storing, sharing and preserving your research data.

Ending Requirements

Once you have reached the end of your 120-hour project, there are four ending requirements that must be completed in order for you to complete your UROP and receive the final $750 of your scholarship.

  1. Write a 3 page (double-spaced) final report
  2. Complete the evaluation form
  3. Present your work in public or have your work published and fill out the verification of presentation form
  4. Have your faculty mentor sign the verification of completion form


Students who have successfully completed a UROP ​project can submit their research materials to the University Digital Conservancy (UDC).  

This online service and space will permit the Kathryn A. Martin Library to continue its rich legacy of collecting, preserving, and making information accessible to students, faculty, researchers, and community members.  This public presentation fulfills the public presentation portion of the UROP projection and is an effective way to preserve and share your research permanently.

For more information about UDC contact Jodi at