Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) facilitates research placements for undergraduate students across research organisations, industry and universities in Victoria.

With UROP, students undertake a project as part of a research laboratory, are supervised by a research scientist and work alongside other research staff and students in the team. Students gain an insight into biomedical research careers and valuable hands-on experience and expertise in laboratory techniques.

The program also enhances the biomedical research industry’s workforce capability by attracting high performing students, building the skills needed for a career in research.

Research positions available through UROP can be either laboratory based in the biomedical sciences, or research projects for computational science, engineering and mathematics students, among others.

As a UROP supervisor, you will:

  • have access to exceptional and highly capable undergraduate students
  • host a custom-matched student who best fits with your research project and team
  • support workforce development with many UROP alumni pursuing research careers in industry or academia via pathways such as Honours, Masters and PhDs
  • connect and collaborate within the UROP community.

Round 1: Applications will open on 06 March 2023 and close on 17 March 2023 with projects starting during winter break.

Round 2: Applications will open on 24 July 2023 and close on 11 August 2023 with projects starting over the summer break.


Supervisor applications will be accepted any time during the year, however, if you want them to be considered for round 1, they must be in by 17 March 2023.

More information about the program and to apply.

For any questions, please email urop@csiro.au.