SuperUROP offers undergrads a deep dive into real research


The Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, better known as SuperUROP, is designed for MIT juniors and seniors seeking an advanced research experience working closely with a faculty advisor and producing publication-worthy results. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the yearlong program was also open to students in the School of Engineering and the School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (SHASS). Details about the 2020-2021 SuperUROP process will be available in February-March 2020.

For details on the program, visit the main SuperUROP information website. There, you can learn about current and past student projects in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to autonomous vehicles to adaptive flight control, and link to articles, slideshows, and video from previous years.

For more information, please also:

  • Visit the SuperUROP application website early in 2020 to learn more about applying to participate in SuperUROP for 2020-2021 and view the presentation from past SuperUROP information sessions.
  • Visit the MIT News website to read about the December 2019 SuperUROP Showcase poster session featuring more than 100 participants. .

Information sessions for SuperUROP 2020-2021 will be held on:

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 12-1 p.m. in the Grier Rooms (34-401).
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 4-5 p.m. in the Grier Room (34-401).

No RSVP required. Refreshments will be served! Can't make an information session? The presentation will be available on the application site after the events and a video will be available later as well.

Other important dates:

  • Early April 2020: Deadline to indicate intent participate in SuperUROP for 2020-2021. Details to come.
  • Late April 2020: Deadline for research proposal for 2020-2021. Students will upload a short proposal (2-3 paragraphs) to the SuperUROP application website. A recommendation or letter of support from the project supervisor is also due by this date.
  • Late June 2020: Announcements on funding of student SuperUROP projects for 2020-2021.

Questions? Contact the SuperUROP team at