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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 term (June 10 through August 30) , meeting with their mentors individually for 1 hour twice a week (up to 50% of these discussions can be on skype, if you or he/she or both are away); the schedule can be adjusted to the student’s and the mentor’s schedules.

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 and a journal if it contains original results. See papers from previous years.


The application deadline for 2019 was March 13. Decisions will be made by the end of March.
The application for 2020 will be open in early March 2020.

UROP+ faculty advisors are Prof. David Jerison and Prof. Ankur Moitra. UROP+ Program Director Dr. Slava Gerovitch