UROP Research Mentor Project Submission Portal


The submission deadline is Monday, August 19, 2024

Thank you for your interest in submitting a UROP research project. To help guide your UROP project submission, you can view UROP projects from previous years here (you do not submit projects at the link below; you have to use the form below this year). Please refer to the UROP Research Mentor FAQs if you have any questions. 

2022-2023 UROP Projects: https://cre.fsu.edu/urop-projects

2021-2022 UROP Projects:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xXghCi683JcbssfYl6UPtxf9mAwDqdtlWk7kmu2B81M/edit?usp=sharing

2020-2021 UROP Projects: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xjcxB3H-Ejmr8HsJp7C5brtQSgMOkUsV/view?usp=sharing

2019-2020 UROP Projects: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fniI_IZjWFi63pnlAYJfE5wdtimxgK28Y5wbzPUWnwA/edit?usp=sharing

2018-2019 UROP Projects: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YsImQOQZr6qotqSiPa4QtHv4UdwqB6pgYOPf2EO44dg/edit?usp=sharing

Below you will enter information about your research project. Please note:
- UROP is a program for 1st- and 2nd- year and transfer students at FSU.

- Students accepted via a competitive admissions process into UROP will have access to the database of UROP projects at the start of the fall semester in late August/early September.

- Students interested in working on your project will contact you in the early Fall semester. You may select the students with whom you would like to work. You do NOT have to select a UROP student if you do not find a suitable candidate, so there is no risk to upload a project to the UROP database.

- Students have until October 7th to secure a UROP research position. Once you select the UROP student, you have to sign the student's contract form (deadline October 7th). Students will work with you in Fall and subsequent Spring to meet one of the UROP requirements (assistantship). Students typically work between 5 to 10 hours per week on their assistantship, so please keep this in mind while submitting your project.

- If you are an FSU faculty/grad student/postdoc/campus partner participating as a UROP mentor, you are eligible to apply for the UROP Materials Grant. Community research mentors are not eligible at this time to receive the UROP Materials Grant. Material grant applications will be accepted in late fall and funds disbursed during the spring semester.

-You must complete an evaluation survey in order to help us grade (S/U) the student for Fall and Spring UROP colloquium classes.

-Graduate students may serve as the sole PI on a project and do not need to have their research listed under a faculty member's project.

-You may submit multiple projects. Please do not submit multiple versions of the same project.

If you have any questions, please contact CRE Senior Associate Director, Alicia Batailles, at alicia.batailles@fsu.edu or 850-645-0987.

UROP Research Mentor Info Sessions

Please join us for our virtual UROP Research Mentor Info Sessions. Click the date to register for the zoom meeting.

Wednesday, July 17 from 11:00-12:00 PM  

Wednesday, August 14 from 10:30-11:30 AM
If you are interested in requesting a presentation about UROP with potential research mentors you can use this link to request a presentation: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTOz2mk839ZmxY9 

Research Mentor Information

Examples: Dr., Prof., Mx., Mr., Ms., etc.

Please leave blank if you do not have a preferred honorific.

Please note: All graduate students must have the approval of their Faculty Advisor to be a UROP research mentor and must include their Faculty Advisor's name and email below. These options will appear if "Graduate Student" is selected.
Graduate students submitting a UROP Project Proposal are required to enter their Faculty Advisor's name. 
Graduate students submitting a UROP Project Proposal are required to enter their Faculty Advisor's email. 
Please provide a photo of yourself or something representing your research (optional)
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Additional Research Mentor(s)

Examples: Dr., Prof., Mx., Mr., Ms., etc.
Examples: Dr., Prof., Mx., Mr., Ms., etc.

Overall Project Details

When submitting your project, please select "Yes." When you have signed contracts with close to the number of research assistants required for your project, you can change your selection to "Maybe one more." Once you are no longer looking for research assistants selecting "No" will hide your project from potential research assistants searching the database.
Faculty/Postdoc: Max - 6, Graduate student: Max- 2, Community Partners: to be discussed with CRE staff
If there is no preference for certain majors, please put "Open to all majors."
Project Location:
If the project location is off campus, does the research assistant(s) need to provide their own transportation?
Please select the choice that most accurately describes your expectations for the research assistant(s):
Please keep in mind that the recommended number of hours for UROP is 5-10 hours a week. The final number of hours will be agreed upon during the contract signing.
Roughly what time frame do you expect research assistant(s) to work?
Examples of tasks: literature review, data collection, data analysis, conducting interviews, etc. 
Please specify "required" or "recommended." 
Please include your mentoring philosophy. We hope this helps expedite the matching process.

Your mentoring philosophy is a statement that explains and justifies the way you approach personal and professional relationships with mentees as you guide their increasing development.

Common Themes of Mentoring Philosophies
Identifying mentees’ goals * Evaluating mentees’ understanding *Evaluating mentees’ talents and building on them * Developing a relationship founded on mutual respect * Giving mentees’ ownership of their work and promoting accountability * Sharing your own experience * Creating an interactive environment for learning * Identifying what motivates each mentee * Balancing belief with action and experience * Creating a safe environment in which mentees feel that is acceptable to fail and learn from their mistakes * Encouraging growth through challenges * Promoting learning through inquiry

Mentoring Philosophy Resources
University of Colorado Boulder: Developing a Mentoring Philosophy
Oregon Health and Science University: Creating a Mentoring Philosophy
Harvard University:  Developing your Mentoring Philosophy Workshop
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Developing a Mentoring Philosophy Worksheet

Roundtable Information

The UROP Research Mentor Roundtable event will occur virtually in early September. This is an opportunity to speak with students directly about your UROP project. In August, we will open a space here to include your zoom meeting links and times for the Roundtable event. We will resend the link to edit your project so you can add roundtable meeting information if you want to participate. Thanks! 

UROP Program Elements

By checking this box I confirm that I have read and understood the UROP Research UROP Research Mentor Handbook as well as the UROP Research Mentor Frequently Asked Questions. The UROP Project I am proposing will be available for both the fall and spring semesters (Oct 7 is the deadline to secure a position and submit the UROP Assistantship compact). Per the Handbook, I plan to meet with the research assistant(s) at least every other week and will create a communication plan with the research assistant(s).
By checking this box I understand that it is mandatory for me to complete a performance evaluation in the Fall and Spring in order for the CRE to assign the research assistant(s) a grade for the colloquium class. If necessary, the evaluation will be used to help develop an improvement plan for the research assistant(s).
By checking this box I understand that I can apply for the UROP Materials Grant once I accept the UROP research assistant(s), sign the contract form, and submit the fall evaluation (late November/early December; deadline TBD) for all of my UROP research assistants. Materials grant applications will be due in the early spring semester and funds disbursed by mid-spring semester. I understand that community research mentors are not eligible to receive the Materials Grant at this time.
By checking this box I understand that it is mandatory that my UROP research assistant(s) present their work at the FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring (early April). A member of my research team will assist my UROP research assistant(s) with the creation of a poster presentation, and I will review and approve the poster presentation for the FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium. An pdf of the poster and abstract of the project will be shared online via the Symposium program.
By checking this box I am confirming that my Faculty Advisor is aware that I have submitted a UROP Project Proposal and is supportive of me serving as a UROP Research Mentor.
Are you interested in attending in a UROP Research Mentor Workshop Series?

We have developed a virtual UROP Research Mentor workshop for graduate students! The workshop will cover salient practices that help develop strong and supportive mentoring relationships. Workshops are limited to 30 participants.

The virtual UROP Graduate Student Mentoring workshop will offered twice over the summer in June (3, 4, & 5) and July (22, 23, & 24). Each workshop will meet for ~8.5 hours. Monday and Tuesday, the workshop session will be held from 10 am -12 pm and 2 pm - 3:30 pm, with a final session on Wednesday from 2 pm - 3:30 pm. 

June Workshop Registration Link. Registration will close on May 29.

July Workshop Registration Link. Registration will close on July 17.

If you are unavailable to participate in the summer workshop series, you can also sign up to learn about future offerings here: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MUxhWmNHXwKb2K. Thanks!

When you click the submit button below, you and the research assistant supervisor (if applicable) will receive an email with a link to edit your project proposal. Please do not submit multiple versions of the same project. If you submit more than one project proposal, you will get an individual link for each project. This email may end up in your spam folder, so please keep an eye out for the submission confirmation email. Thank you again for supporting undergraduate research!

Note on saving drafts:
If you choose to save a draft, you will need to use the same computer to be able to open and edit a draft. However, you can submit your project proposal and continue editting it using the link that is sent after submission.
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