Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

Mills is committed to enriching the academic experience of Mills undergraduates by helping to create a student research community. The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers mini-grants to students to help fund their research. We ask Mills undergraduates and faculty to review the following UROP grant materials, and we encourage interested students to apply for funding. Students applying for a mini-grant must have a faculty supervisor on the project. It is recommended that all students work closely with faculty in the design of their projects and preparation of their UROP applications.

UROP Mini-Grants

Mini-grants are small grants intended to reimburse undergraduate students for out-of-pocket expenses during the planning and execution of an independent research or creative project, or the presentation of such projects at conferences, exhibitions, or shows.

Students may apply for one award in any fiscal year, and receive a maximum of two awards while at Mills. Students may apply for up to $500.00 in each grant.

How to Apply

Students applying for research funds should review the detailed instructions (PDF), prepare the project description and annotated budget in consultation with a faculty supervisor, and submit the online application form.

UROP Grant Instructions
UROP Project Description Template
UROP Annotated Budget Template
UROP Online Application Form

Faculty supervisors must also submit the online recommendation form for the application to be considered:
UROP Faculty Supervisor Recommendation Form

Deadlines for 2020-2021 are:

Fall: October 25, 2020
Spring: March 5, 2021

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Awards will be announced about two weeks after the deadlines.

Questions may be directed to the UROP committee members:
Mark Henderson
Kathleen Walkup
Jared Young