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How to Apply

In order to be considered for a UROP position, you must satisfy all the requirements listed above. Interested applicants can apply online at

*NOTE: You do NOT need to submit a resume*

Job Summary

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides students an opportunity to work as research assistants on faculty-generated projects. UROP awards students stipends of up to $500 are available during the Spring/Summer funding cycle. Students are paid bi-weekly at an hourly rate negotiated between them and the faculty project sponsor. If available, work-study funding and/or faculty supplemental funding (grants, department funding, etc) may also be used to fund UROP projects. Salaries range between $10.00-$15.00 per hour.

Required Qualifications*


UROP placements will ONLY be given to UM-Flint undergraduate students who have successfully applied to a project via InfoReady ( before Friday, June 4, 2021 AND have been accepted as an assistant by a faculty project sponsor.

Additionally, qualified applicants are REQUIRED to do the following:

  1. Participate in a virtual UROP orientation
  2. Apply online to this job posting at
  3. Obtain certification in the “Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarship Training” module in PEERRS
  4. Complete the Sexual Harrassment and Misconduct training module
  5. Complete All HR requirements including the I-9 process and background check consent.
  6. (Once placed on a project) Submit a progress report via InfoReady after the term is completed.

In compliance with the University of Michigan's guidelines on student research activity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only senior-level students with previous lab experience are allowed to conduct in-person research and scholarship at this time. Additionally, these students are subject to the same building capacity limits as other researchers:

  • Must participate in the same symptom monitoring as other researchers
  • Must complete the EHS return-to-research training module
  • May not be left alone in research spaces
  • May not be compelled by faculty mentors to resume research and scholarship

Undergraduates at any year of study are allowed to participate in UROP if their work can be done remotely. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

This posting is for Spring/Summer UROP only. UROP stipends will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

The deadline for apply for projects in InfoReady is Friday, June 4, 2021. If selected, the last day to apply to this posting is Friday, June 18, 2021.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.