The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is open to School of Nursing BSN students to work with a UMN faculty mentor. UROP projects allow students to explore academic interests beyond the classroom, get hands-on experience with research, develop student-faculty relationships, and help you to refine your academic and career goals. If funded, BSN students work with a UMN faculty mentor on a research project. UROP provides a scholarship of up to $1,500 for approximately 120 hours of research and expense money of up to $300 for project related expenses to students.
Applications are accepted twice a year.
|Application Deadline||Project Start Date|
|October 9, 2017||
|February 19, 2018||following June
(Summer 2018 Term)
|February 19, 2018||
Another on campus research opportunity is CTSI's Pathways to Research Program (PReP). A summertime program on the Twin Cities campus that provides underrepresented undergraduate students with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science and health equity research through a structured core curriculum including a mentored research project (+ a stipend!). Applications are typically due in mid-January. The program runs for 12 weeks.
- The eight-week summer research intership offers students opportunities at either the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center or laboratory/research projects on the main (Bethesda) campus and typically includes a stipend. Applications open in mid-November. Note that the program is highly competitive (in 2017 1,300 selected/71,000 applied)--early applications are strongly encouraged.
- The NIH postbac IRTA program provides recent graduates an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.