Outstanding UROP Student Award

The UROP Office welcomes UROP mentors to nominate current undergraduates for the Outstanding UROP Student Award.  Nominated students should have made outstanding contributions as undergraduate researchers within their field.

One student recipient will be selected for each of the MIT schools based on submitted nominations and awards will be conferred at a luncheon hosted by the UROP Office to honor recipients in late spring.

Nomination Details

UROP supervisors (faculty, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students) may nominate any undergraduate who is an active UROP participant and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to research.  The student's work may have been conducted at any time between the Spring 2018 term and the present.

Nominations should highlight the student's research dedication including:

  • Commitment to their research projects;
  • Contributions within the lab/field;
  • Presentations (whether in-lab, for the department, elsewhere at MIT, or at professional conferences);
  • Publications (student-authored papers, posters, abstracts, ournal articles, etc.);
  • Leadership and/or Collaborative skills;
  • Conference attendance;
  • Patents, etc.

Nominations should be submitted via the webform below or sent via email to urop@mit.edu by Monday, May 3, 2021. Additional evidence of research excellence (i.e. student-authored paper, poster, abstract, journal publication, etc.) may also be submitted via email to UROP, but is not required.

Nomination Deadline

Monday, May 3, 2021

Outstanding UROP Student Award Nomination

To submit a nomination, please complete the online nomination below by May 3, 2021. 


Please describe why the nominated student is deserving of one of the Outstanding UROP Student Awards. Nominations should highlight the student's research dedication including: commitment to their research projects; contributions within the lab/field; presentations; publications; leadership and/or collaborative skills; conference attendance; patents, etc.