UROP+ (Supervised UROP)

In the summer the Mathematics Department offers several UROP+ positions, which give MIT undergraduates an opportunity to work on a research project under the guidance of a graduate student mentor. UROP+ students will work full time for the duration of the summer, meeting with their mentors individually for 1 hour twice a week.

We expect 50% of the meetings to be in person, with some flexibility for your schedule and your mentor's schedule; up to 50% can be online.

UROP+ appointment is contingent on the acceptance of a UROP proposal by the MIT UROP Office. Only freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible.

UROP+ students will be expected to produce a final 10-page paper, with an emphasis on either research or exposition, by the end of August; it could be individual or joint with the mentor. The paper then might be submitted to arXiv.org and a journal if it contains original results. See papers from previous years.


The application deadline is March 23. Decisions will be made by March 31.

With inquiries, please contact program assistant André Dixon at aldixon@mit.edu