Undergraduate Research Advising

What to Expect and How to Prepare

The Office of Undergraduate Research Advisor and Undergraduate Research Leaders are here to help you through almost any research related issue.

  • General Information appointments: you will learn about the many programs our Office has to offer and how to get started with those, if you are interested.  You will also learn about several ways to find projects and mentors that you are interested in working with on campus.  You will leave prepared to take the first steps to getting involved in research.
    • To prepare for this appointment, think about what you might be interested in researching here on campus.  You do not need to have a comprehensive list, just an idea of where we can start looking for research that will be interesting to you and that will facilitate whatever your personal goals are.

MAKE AN OUR General Information ADVISING APPOINTMENT

  • UROP Proposal Review appointments: you will either discuss your proposal for an upcoming deadline and get the Advisor’s feedback on formatting and details to help you improve your proposal, or you will discuss the reviewer’s feedback from the previous round of reviews.
    • Appointment to discuss the reviewer’s feedback from a previous round of reviews: Please email an OUR Advisor (stephanie.shiver@utah.edu or megan.shannahan@utah.edu) to schedule this type of appointment. You do not need to do anything to prepare for this type of appointment.
    • Appointment to discuss your draft proposal for an upcoming deadline: Please fill out the UROP Proposal Review request form below and an OUR Advisor will email you to schedule an appointment. Please note: your faculty mentor must review your draft proposal at least once before you submit it to the OUR for review. The deadline for the OUR to review a draft proposal is three days before the UROP student application deadline.

UROP draft proposal review Request FORM

  • You can also make an appointment to discuss any stage of your project once you are in our programs – project changes, posters and presentations, program requirements, etc.
  • In any appointment, you can expect the Advisor to be attentive, respectful, and informative.

 

Resources

The OUR’s FAQs

Advice for mentees on how to maximize your mentorship

Five Essential Skills for Every Undergraduate Researcher