Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Faculty Recruitment

Dear Faculty,

Would you like help getting a new research, scholarly or creative activity/project started or expediting a project currently in progress?

Do you have a project you put on hold because you needed a research or creative assistant to do some background work?

Would you like to introduce and recruit new students to your field or area of research?

If so, we invite you to join the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), a continuing program in which first-and second-year students serve as research assistants, supporting you in your research, scholarly and creative work. We will admit 120 students to our program for the 2023-24 academic year. From the pool of UROP participants our office admits, you will have an opportunity to interview and select your UROP research assistant(s).

Research sponsors can be any tenure track or tenured faculty member or full-time lecturer with an active research, scholarly, or creative agenda. Research sponsors will receive professional development funding of $500 per student to cover student research-related expenses and professional development expenses. Faculty may have up to a total of three UROP research assistants and earn up to $1500 in professional development funds.

If you are interested in involving student(s) in your research, we encourage you to read more about the program and complete our brief online application. Faculty who apply by Friday, August 6th, at 12 noon PST will be published in the first edition of the UROP Project Book.

Former UROP faculty sponsors say the following:

“The UROP program gives students a wonderful opportunity to get involved in all aspects of research at CSULB. The students I have worked with from this program are dedicated and committed to my research projects and their enthusiasm is contagious.”

“I have found working with UROP students to be invigorating in lots of ways. Not only do I get to explain my work to those new to the field—new to academia—but I also have help doing the gritty work of data collection and analysis. UROP students have helped me interview research subjects, transcribe data, and are now helping me with initial coding—and I’ve appreciated their engagement every step of the way.”

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at elyzza.aparicio@csulb.edu. We believe you will find this is a great way to engage with students outside the classroom while receiving assistance with your research, scholarly, and creative projects.


Elyzza M. Aparicio, Ph.D.