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.

Application

Apply Online (requires MIT Certificates)

If you have already submitted an application for SPUR/SPUR+, you don't need to apply again; just complete the SPUR application considered for UROP+ form.

The application deadline for 2024 is Thursday, March 21, 11:59pm.

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