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International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to UMTC undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite.

What is an I-UROP Research Project?  

Eligibility & Funding Information

Application Process

  1. Make sure your program is on the list of Eligible Learning Abroad Center programs involving a research project.
  2. Meet with the Learning Abroad Center staff person responsible for the eligible program to discuss the research project and confirm that the overseas site will agree to the project prior to submitting the international I-UROP application.
  3. Complete the Research Basics for Study Abroad online module. 
  4. Submit the scholarship application and essay (650 words max) via the Learning Abroad Center Online Scholarship Portal by the deadline listed below. Specific Essay Questions and requirements can be found within the portal. 
    • Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the application deadline date, no exceptions.

Deadlines & Award Amounts

Term Award Amount Deadlines

Spring 2019

Up to $2,000 October 31, 2018

Fall 2019

Up to $2,000 May 1, 2019

Academic Year 2019–20

Up to $2,000 May 1, 2019

Steps for Scholarship Recipients

If selected for an I-UROP award, the scholarship will be posted directly to your UofM account at the beginning of the term in which the project is being conducted. The I-UROP team will contact you with instructions to submit your proposal and final report. In order to retain funding, all following steps must be completed and approved by I-UROP.

Failure to complete the above steps will result in having your scholarship rescinded. 

Sample Research Project Titles

The following project summaries provide an insight into the range of possible research topics that can be pursued.


For further information and assistance, contact Kelley Redmond  in the Learning Abroad Center.

Funding is provided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Learning Abroad Center (LAC), and the Office of Undergraduate Education.