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 submit the application form below electronically to the chair of the committee, Sarah Swope (sswope@mills.edu).

UROP Grant Instructions
UROP Grant Student Application Form
UROP Grant Advisor Form

Deadlines for 2019-2020 are:

Fall: October 21, 2019 (decisions announced around November 1, 2019)
Spring: February 24, 2020 (decisions announced around March 4, 2020)