Get Paid to Do Research!

UROP funds undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work with several types of grants.  UROP projects are partnerships between CU’s outstanding faculty and undergraduates from all fields.

New! UROP is now offering a Development Grant for undergraduates who are in creative fields like film production, creative writing, music composition, and others.

Why do research?  In a UROP project you:

  • Explore academic interests beyond the classroom
  • Get real life, hands-on experience conducting research
  • Foster student-faculty relationships for professional references
  • Develop academic/professional credentials and skills
  • Demonstrate successful grant writing skills
  • Refine your academic and career goals

Expand your options for research experience beyond the CU Boulder campus:  The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST Boulder Laboratories) and the CU Denver Anschutz Medical campus are just two examples.  Check out additional opportunities for off-campus research, scholarship, or creative internship programs.

Recent Research Updates at CU Boulder:

  • Unlocked documents reveal true story of what happened to big-band great Glen Miller – On December 15, 1944, Glen Miller, the nation’s most famous big-band leader and one of CU Boulder’s most illustrious alumni joined the ranks of Amelia Earhart when his small military plane disappeared after leaving the English Channel to head to Paris, sparking countless conspiracy theories and investigations throughout the years. But Dennis Spragg of the College of Music’s American Music Research Center is confident he knows what happened. Read about his four-year investigation (and what really happened!) by reading the full story here.
  • John Barrymore collection discovered at CU Boulder- You may have heard of 20th century stage and film actor John Barrymore, known for his iconic portrayals of Hamlet, from his character in Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet, which opened at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on June 13th. By fascinating coincidence, he made another appearance when a CSF dramaturg researching the play this winter stumbled upon the world’s largest collection of Barrymore letters, photos and artifacts, all but forgotten for decades in the special collections at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Norlin Library. Read more about this remarkable find here.