Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

UROC Researchers

The UROC Researchers Program provides students opportunities to engage in paid/course credit 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 or course credit to support their engagement in undergraduate research. First time applicants submit a New UROC Researcher application; students continuing their research for subsequent semesters submit a 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 Program due to Covid-19

Please note that projects may be conducted in person or virtually, it will be dependent on your research mentor. If you choose to work virtually, 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 are eligible to receive a stipend as a UROC Researcher for up 3 academic terms (research terms do not have to be consecutive)
    • Students may receive course credit for additional academic terms
  • Individualized guidance towards research, graduate school, fellowships, and research applications.
  • 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.
  • Monthly cohort meetings
  • Frequently Asked Questions

See our Benefits and Expectations page for more details. Please contact Jessica Bautista if you have a specific question.