Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

UROC Researchers

The UROC Researchers Program provides students opportunities to engage in paid research placements at any time during their undergraduate careers. The program supports CSUMB students from diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds pursuing the intellectual, academic, and professional benefits related to engagement in undergraduate research.

UROC Researchers apply each semester to receive funding to support their engagement in undergraduate research. First time applicants submit a New UROC Researcher application; students continuing their research for subsequent semesters submit Continuing UROC Researcher applications. See the Application Access & Deadlines webpage for when to submit your application. The UROC Researchers program is open to students of all majors.

Update to Researchers due to Covid-19

Please note that until further notice, all research projects must be done virtually. Special permissions given to students must be approved by the Dean of the College in advance. Please work with your mentor on a virtual research plan.

David Calderon standing in front of his research poster
David Calderon presenting his research at the 2019 SACNAS Conference
Hannah Carrell examining a California bat
Hannah Carrell examines a California bat while doing field research
Frederick Siglar (left) shakes Dr. John Banks' hand during the fall showcase
Frederick Siglar (R) is congratulated by Dr. John Banks for placing 2nd at the Fall Showcase
  • Engagement with research mentors from within the CSUMB faculty or the Monterey Bay region.
  • Students may be supported as a UROC Researcher for a total of 3 academic terms (research terms do not have to be consecutive).
  • UROC Researchers may receive funding or course credit for:
    • Up to 100 hours of research for fall and spring, and up to 250 hours for summer term.
  • Individualized guidance towards research and graduate school goals.
  • Opportunities to present research products at campus and national research presentation events.
  • Access to additional research, travel, and scholarship opportunities through programs like CSU-LSAMP.
  • Guidance on components of graduate school, fellowship, and research applications.

See our Benefits and Expectations page for more details.

For questions regarding the UROC Researchers Program, please contact Jessica Bautista.