Undergraduate research is one of the keys to making our university a preeminent one, and its success depends on the support of our world-class faculty and community partners. By engaging students and faculty in the university’s main missions — teaching and research — in a way that gives students one-on-one access to research mentors and gives mentors access to the next generation of researchers, the entire university culture and Tallahassee community benefits.
This page speaks to mentoring undergraduates in general; for advice and requirements related to specific FSU undergraduate research programs, please see those programs’ pages.
UROP offers a rare opportunity for first-, second-year and transfer students to partner with our excellent faculty and community partners as research assistants.
Questions? Here's answers.
Applying for funding (optional)
Faculty, post docs, and graduate students with a UROP student assistant will be emailed a link to apply for a Materials Grant starting in the Spring semester. Faculty, post-docs, and graduate students who submit UROP proposals, accept UROP students, and submit the Fall evaluation for their UROP students are eligible to receive a Materials Grant. Faculty can be awarded up to $500 for one student and a maximum of $1000 for two or more students, while postdocs and graduate students can be awarded up to $250 (for any number of UROP students).
In addition to the Honors Thesis Mentor Awards made available by the University Honors Program, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement now offers two Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards each year, one of which is reserved for a Faculty UROP Research Mentor ($2000) and one which is reserved for a Postdoc or Grad Student UROP Research Mentor ($500).