For Undergraduate Students (Faculty/Graduate Student/Postdoc/Industry and other Research Mentors should go here)
Florida State University provides high-achieving students an engaging community with the flexibility and funding opportunities to explore their full range of interests. Our award-winning professors focus on student success with opportunities such as undergraduate research, which launches students into the fascinating world of a research university. Watch the video and picture yourself immersing in a culture which prizes academic excellence.
What can I expect from my UROP participation?
- Join a community of hundreds of first and second-year student researchers and UROP alumni, including discipline-specific, transfer, and student-veteran cohorts
- Explore academic and career interests through faculty and graduate student mentorship, all while learning to think in creative and innovative ways
- Choose from literally hundreds of projects representing all areas of study, including fine arts, humanities, sciences, medicine, engineering, business, and social sciences, including the freedom to engage research outside of your proposed, or declared, field of study
- Join an established researcher or team, with the ability to collect and analyze data, co-author, present findings at conferences, and make other important contributions
- Gain hands-on knowledge and application of research principles, a competitive and tangible asset for graduate and professional school applications, and an attractive skillset for future employers.
- Conduct research 5-10 hours per week assisting a faculty member, Ph.D. student, or company. See last year's UROP projects here
- Meet bi-monthly with a UROP Student Leader and fellow UROP students; receive personalized guidance about research and campus resources
- Present at the annual undergraduate research symposium.
Students' participation in UROP consists of three, interconnected components. By clicking on each of the individualcomponents below, future UROP participants can learn more about each of the program's modules.
Inquiry, investigation, and discovery are at the heart of Florida State's mission. Every faculty member is engaged in groundbreaking original scholarship, and as an undergraduate, you can join faculty in their work in laboratories, libraries, studios, and beyond. Imagine how you can connect your classroom learning and intellectual interests as you work with faculty members, Ph.D. students, and startup companies on research and creative projects.
UROP Provides Continuous Involvement Opportunities
We obtain feedback frequently about UROP, and we often hear that our student-leaders have a positive impact on participants' discovery and exploration of research. Additionally, our students regularly speak of the UROP staff, faculty mentors, and their peer researchers as a family, and the program provides an opportunity for continuous involvement from your first day at FSU until graduation.
Apply to UROP (for current high school seniors) due May 1st, 2017
Apply to UROP (for current 1st year FSU students) due May 1st, 2017
Apply to UROP (for transfer students starting at FSU Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 semesters) due July 1st, 2017.
After completing the UROP program, previous students have the opportunity to continue on as UROP Leaders, and even beyond that as leaders of leaders, or UROP Leader Mentors. Besides a great letter of recommendation, our program provides continuity of involvement, with the opportunity for increasing levels of responsibility, a tremendous asset in today's competitive job market. Just like Joe and Alexa above, UROP Leader Mentors Jeff Edelstein and Victoria Sunnergren have been able to utilize their own positive UROP experiences to inspire a new generation of undergraduate researchers.
We weren't kidding, undergraduate research can really take you to some cool places….
If you are considering Florida State University, PLEASE watch the below video. It is of the billion dollar capital campaign, Raise the Torch, and truly captures the spirit of FSU. One of our former undergraduate researchers, Dan Stribling is featured talking about his work with Nobel Laureate and FSU Professor, Sir Harry Kroto.
UROP is open to first and second-year undergraduates and transfer students in all majors and requires a two-semester commitment lasting from Fall 2017 through Spring 2018. We expect to accept up to 400 students for the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year.
In the past, UROP Colloquium classes have been generally scheduled within two time slots, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. or 6:40 to 7:55 p.m. every other Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
For any UROP questions, please contact Assistant Director Alicia Batailles
Faculty members may address any questions to Associate Director, Dr. Jhunu Chatterjee
Also, many of our current UROP Leaders have provided their FSU e-mails to assist with specific student inquiries, they can be found here.