UROP Deadlines


Given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding MIT’s COVID-19 response and a strong likelihood that summer UROPs will be remote-only endeavors, we have extended our deadlines for this summer to allow students and faculty additional time to plan summer options. The summer application opens Thursday, April 16 and see the summer 2020 deadlines page for revised application deadline dates.



Students with any questions about UROP processes (finding a project, writing a proposal, submitting an application, etc.) are encouraged to contact UROP Staff at (617) 253-7306, urop@mit.edu, or sign-up for our virtual office hours held every Wednesday, 3-4PM EST. We’re here to help. 

Students must submit an online UROP application each term/summer they participate in UROP, even if continuing from a prior semester.  Students must submit online UROP applications to faculty supervisors for review no later than the applicable deadline dates listed in this section by term and proposal type.​ Students conducting UROPs for academic credit, must also be sure to register credit with the Registrar by the registration deadlines indicated for each term.  Students must submit an online UROP application each term/summer they participate in UROP, even if continuing from a prior semester.  

Any questions or concerns about meeting these deadlines, should be addressed with UROP staff, ASAP. We can be reached via email to urop@mit.edu, by phone at 617-253-7306. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

Prior 2019-2020 Deadlines 

Fall 2019

  • UROP Direct Funding: Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding: Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Credit and Volunteer: Thursday, October 24, 2019.  To receive credit, you MUST ALSO REGISTER your credit with the Registrar's Office via Add form no later than Drop Date, Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Fall 2019 pay period: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

IAP 2020

  • Direct Funding: UROP Direct Funding is NOT available during IAP, students must UROP for faculty pay, credit or as volunteers.
  • Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding: Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Credit and Volunteer: Thursday, January 16, 2020. To receive credit, you MUST ALSO REGISTER your credit with the Registrar's Office via Add form no later than the last day of IAP classes - Friday, January 31, 2020

IAP 2020 pay period: Monday, January 6, 2020 - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Spring 2020

  • UROP Direct Funding: Thursday, February 13, 2020.
  • Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding: Deadline extended to April 15 for those students faculty approve to work remotely due to current circumstances.
  • Credit and Volunteer: Deadline extended to April 15 for those students faculty approve to work remotely due to current circumstances..  To receive credit, you MUST ALSO REGISTER your credit with the Registrar's Office via Add form no later than Drop Date, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Spring 2020 pay period: Monday, February 3, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020