Summer 2021 UROP Deadlines


Students must submit an online UROP application each term/summer they participate in UROP, even if continuing from a prior semester.  Online applications should be submitted to faculty supervisors for review as soon as UROP arrangements are made for the summer and no later than 11:59pm (EST) on the deadline dates listed below.  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 and by phone at 617-253-7306.

  • UROP Direct Funding: April 29, 2021. 
    • Extremely Limited Second Funding Round: Thursday, June 10, 2021. This round is only open to students who haven't previously applied for direct funding during the Summer 2021 cycle. Funding will be extremely limited.
  • Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding: June 24, 2021
  • Credit and Volunteer: June 24, 2021. 

Summer UROP pay period: May 31, 2021 - September 6, 2021

NOTE RE: UROP for Credit Summer 2021: Due to the pandemic, students will have the option to register for the summer session and receive credit for UROP at no cost (i.e., tuition is waived). Departments may set a cap on the number of units for their summer for-credit UROP subjects, but the cap may not exceed 18 units. The 18 unit cap applies to the total number of units of UROP credits a student may register for this summer, whether it is in one UROP subject or spread out over multiple subjects. Note that the tuition-free option for credit UROP extends to summer 2021 only. For summers 2022 and beyond, applicable tuition will be charged for summer session UROP credit registration. 

For grading, departments will also determine whether students may receive a letter grade (i.e., A/B/C/D/F) or whether grading will be P/D/F for those subjects. In addition to submitting your online UROP application no later than July 9, you must also register for the summer session. See the Registrar's site for details. The Summer 2021 credit registration deadline is June 12, 2021; anyone registering summer academic credit after this date will be subject to a $50 late registration fee.

See the Summer UROP page in the COVID Alert section for details on in-person UROPs and more.

NOTE: Wellesley Students must also heed an earlier cross-registration deadline and follow the instructions that apply specifically for cross-registered students.  In addition, Wellesley students are only eligible for remote UROPs this summer.