Procedures and Eligibility

Eligibility for students:

Sophomores and above in good academic standing.  No minimum GPA requirement but a student new to GUROP should have at least a B average, usually not less than 3.25.  First year (freshmen) students may participate during their first spring semester with approval.  Transfer students are eligible upon matriculation.

Procedures for students:


GUROP will email students with approval and instructions for registering for the (G)UROP course.

Contact the faculty research mentor to discuss the terms of the position, including overall time commitment, time distribution, and what you will be expected to do.  NB: GUROP research is not a work/study job.  Students involved in GUROP are engaged intellectually with the research, although the level of responsibility will vary with time involved and experience.

All Main Campus faculty, tenure-track or adjunct, who are pursuing original research.  Medical and Law Center faculty are invited to participate provided faculty they too are involved in original research.

Recognition and/or Payment:

All students participating in research for a minimum number of hours per term (at least 60 hours) will have a participation in GUROP noted as a zero-credit course on their transcripts. 

GUROP has very limited term-time funding for “high-need” students as identified by the Office of Student Financial Services.  A limited amount of funds will be set aside each semester for this purpose, and an early submission of the enrollment form is highly advised.  Qualified students will be funded on a first-come first-served basis.  

There is no prohibition that a student may otherwise be compensated monetarily for work as a research assistant.  Students may be paid through a faculty member’s own sponsored research funds, or through departmental work-study funds.