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Research Opportunities

University of Rochester Undergraduate Placement Program (UR-UPP)

The University of Rochester Undergraduate Placement Program (UR-UPP) is a new initiative that works to lower barriers to accessing undergraduate research experience here at Rochester. In the past, UR-UPP has focused on neuroscience research. However, we are expanding our connection capacity to health and life sciences more broadly, increasing access to basic science, clinical, human subjects, computational, and translational research.

U of R Students, UR-UPP offers undergraduate support and resources for navigating the process of preparing for and finding life and health science research on campus or at URMC. To become a part of this support network, tell us about yourself and your interest in research by completing the Student Research Interest Profile. Learn more about involvement here.

Faculty and mentors, UR-UPP is designed to be a streamlined link to the River Campus community that can help you connect with motivated undergraduate students interested in your work. Have a project idea? Submit a project description so we can share your work with pre-screened undergraduates interested in your research! Interested, but don't have a specific project in mind? Fill in our brief interest form. Feel free to reach out at any time with questions or concerns that may arise surrounding undergraduate research participation; we are here to serve as a centralized resource for you.  Learn more about our process here.


Questions? Contact Teresa Long, UR-UPP project coordinator, at or (585) 276-4522.