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Faculty & Other Mentors

Outstanding UROP Student Awards

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.

Recipients will be selected for each of the MIT schools and colleges based on submitted nominations.

See the Outstanding UROP Student Award Recipients for details on prior awardees.

Nomination Details

UROP mentors (faculty, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students) may nominate any active UROP participant who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to research.  The student’s work may have been conducted at any time between the Summer 2023 term and Spring 2024.

Nominations should highlight the student’s research dedication including:

  • Commitment to their research projects;
  • Contributions within the lab/field;
  • Presentations (in-lab, departmental, elsewhere at MIT, professional conferences, etc.);
  • Publications (student-authored papers, posters, abstracts, journal articles, etc.);
  • Leadership and/or collaboration skills;
  • Patents, conference attendance, fieldwork, etc.

Please submit your online student nomination form by April 2, 2024.

Additional evidence of research excellence (i.e. student-authored paper, poster, abstract, journal publication, etc.) may also be submitted via email to, but is not required.