Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
UNH's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was created in 1987 to encourage undergraduates to pursue research alongside a faculty member. Since then, the program has funded over 1000 students across all disciplines to pursue research projects that allow these students to acquire knowledge that transcends their other studies. Through the process, students are able to acquire an appreciation for the rigors of research inquiry and analysis. Students can also receive a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research during the summer, or an international Research Opportunity Program (IROP) fellowship to conduct research abroad.
UROP students typically emerge from this program with greater confidence in their abilities and a sharper clarity on their academic and career goals. The majority expressed how much they enjoyed the one-to-one individual interaction they had with the faculty member they worked with and many commented how the UROP project was their most memorable undergraduate academic experience.
Recreation Management & Policy students are an integral part of the UNH UROP program. RMP students often use research proposals developed in RMP 724 (Research methods, Grantsmanship and Evaluation in Leisure Services) as a foundation for their UROP proposals. Some of the recent undergraduate research efforts are available for your review by clicking on the quick links on the left side of this page.