Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC)
The University of Arizona Graduate College administers the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC), a group of ten research programs. Five of the participating research programs in the consortium are Graduate College supported programs as follows.
- Year-round research and mentoring programs:
- Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program
- UROC-PREP/ AWARDSS
- Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program (Not accepting students for summer 2022)
- Summer-only research and mentoring programs:
These five programs along with our affiliated programs (B2, CAT Vehicle, REU-HF, PACT), are collectively known as UROC (pronounced you-rock). Brief descriptions and links to all of the programs' web pages are listed under "UROC Programs" in the left menu. Visit individual program websites for more detailed information.
UROC provides participants with excellent research training and graduate school preparation through:
- research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor
- professional development and graduate admission workshops
- a free professional GRE workshop and encouragement to take the GRE during UROC (mandatory for some programs)
- social opportunities and a support network of like-minded peers
- poster session, oral presentation, and abstract writing.
Financial support is provided (the amount varies by program).
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Typical eligibility requirements:
- Class standing
- US citizen or permanent resident
- 3.0 GPA or above
- Strong interest in pursuing graduate education, particularly in earning a master’s or PhD
About the Graduate College UROC application process:
- Graduate College supported UROC programs (Ronald E. McNair Ahievement Program, UROC-PREP, AWARDSS, Summer Research Institute, Minimizing Health Disparities, Maximizing Access to Research Careers) share a common application (see UROC Application 2022 in the left menu). Vist UROC affiliate research programs' (noted with an asterisk) websites for their application information.
- The final application deadline for:
- Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program, UROC-PREP, and AWARDSS is November 5.
- Summer Research Institute, Minimizing Health Disparities, and Maximizing Access to Research Careers is February 1st.
- Please read the instructions carefully and review the application before you complete it since it is best to take time to write some of your responses separately and then cut and paste them into the application. The application must be completed in one sitting.
- For the UROC on-line application: CLICK HERE to Start Your UROC Application Now!
2022 Summer Program Dates:
- June 6 - August 10
- A full-time commitment of 40 hours/wk is required.
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For information on additional undergraduate research programs at The University of Arizona, visit: http://ur.arizona.edu
- Health science programs or medical school: http://ahsc.arizona.edu/outreach-resources (see BLAISER and FRONTERA)