Funds are either transferred to a departmental account or awarded directly to you as a stipend.For awards transferred to departmental accounts, please contact your faculty mentor and the appropriate departmental accounting contact to expend the funds for your project.
All UROP Fellows are required to submit an abstract and present at the following year's UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.
For more examples or more help, browse through some Sample Proposals and our Researcher's Handbook.
Here's a tip to get started: choose a topic that ignites your passion.
Brave New World is a fascinating novel set in a dystopian future where technology, industry, medicine, and government control the free will of British citizens.
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of Fall or Spring Quarter, depending on the cycle applied for, and may begin to make expenditures immediately or cover expenses incurred during the quarter of submission.
Undergraduate Research Proposal Examples
Your award letter indicates the method by which the grant is awarded.
A final report on the project activities and findings is required of all UROP Fellows.
Instead of a report, Fellows may submit a paper for possible publication in The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal.
Perhaps you want to learn about allusions to Shakespeare and the works it later inspired, like Orwell and other works of dystopian literature. The thesis statement restates your research question by incorporating a possible answer to the question with an arguable claim.
For example, if you settle on writing about the allusions to Shakespeare in Huxley's Brave New World, a possible thesis might sound something like this: 'In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley draws on Shakespeare's The Tempest to found his future in a reputable past while also alluding to the play ironically to critique his dystopian society.' Huxley's title, borrowed from one of Miranda's lines in The Tempest, indicates the ironic discrepancy between an outsider's utopian hopes and the reality of a depraved society.