How It Works
The URTOPS program focuses on intensive, hands-on research experience, and career training preparation. Students interested in gaining a competitive advantage for graduate school, medical school, and professional careers are encouraged to apply. Under the direction of faculty mentors and program administrators, student scholars complete a research project, participate in professional development and research training, and build skills for future professional endeavors. Students across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Students with a strong desire to pursue research centered careers at the doctoral level are strongly encouraged to apply. Students without prior research experience, first-generation college students, and students from underrepresented and underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
This program is open to students who hold an FWS award, and have at least 3 semesters remaining until graduation. In addition, applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Federal Work Study Award Applicants:
- Must hold a Federal Work Study Award for the 2021-2022 academic year (fall, 2021, spring, 2022).
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
- Minimum GPA requirement: 2.0
Questions? Contact the URTOPS Director, Dr. Lisa Piazza.