UROP Acceptance Checklist – for current semester awardees only!

Congratulations on being selected for participation in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). To accept this award, you must complete all of the following steps:

Step 1: Sign the Participant Agreement

The UROP Participant Agreement will be sent to your UMail address and must be completed by within 5 days. By completing the UROP Participant Agreement, you agree to abide by the UROP policies outlined in the Agreement.

View UROP Participant Agreement »

Step 2: Attend Orientation

Virtually review award requirements and procedures, program expectations, and stipend information, and complete quiz by first day of class.

All UROP Students (new and renewal) MUST attend virtual UROP Orientation. The UROP stipend will not be distributed before you attend orientation and are hired as a UROP Participant OR before the first date of class, whichever comes later. 

Orientation Agenda

Step 1: 
Review virtual UROP Orientation video

Step 2: 
Complete virtual UROP Orientation quiz

Step 3: Complete the Hiring Process

All UROP students must be hired as part-time employees (UROP Participants) before the UROP stipend can be distributed. The UROP Hiring Process consists of three steps, listed below:

ePAF Form

This University of Utah form will be completed before your hiring appointment based on the information you provide by signing your UROP Participant Agreement. This form will update your information in CIS, such as contact information, an emergency contract, and demographic information.

Employee Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (EIPAA)

This University of Utah form is required of all employees. Review and sign the student employee form online. You will need to log in to CIS to access and sign this form. For more information about this form, contact the PIVOT Center at the University of Utah. This form should be completed before your hiring appointment and must be completed before you can receive the UROP stipend.

Sign the Student Employee Agreement »

I-9 Form

This United States form is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization for employment in the United States. More information on this form can be found online on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services webpage. Review the List of Acceptable Documents online and identify either ONE valid unexpired document from List A OR ONE valid unexpired document from List B AND ONE valid unexpired document from List C to bring to your hiring appointment. This form cannot be completed without documentation and must be completed in-office.

UROP students will be contacted directly by an HR representative if you need to complete a hiring appointment. As indicated in the UROP Participant Agreement, hiring arrangements must be made before first day of class. Failure to make hiring arrangements prior to that date will result in forfeiture of the UROP stipend.

Again, congratulations on earning this award! The Office of Undergraduate Research is here to support you in your research and creative work. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of help to you.