How does the program work?
Students undertake a project which is part of the research program of a research laboratory, are supervised by a research scientist and work alongside other research staff and students in the team.
A wide variety of projects are available to UROP students including those in basic biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, bioengineering and bioinformatics. Most research positions available through the UROP scheme are laboratory based, but UROP also offers research projects for computational science, engineering and mathematics students, among others.
UROP has two rounds per year. Round 1 opens recruiting at the start of Semester 1 (February/March) with projects starting during the winter break and continuing through Semester 2. Round 2 opens recruiting at the start of Semester 2 (July/August) with the projects beginning over the summer break and continuing through Semester 1 of the following year.