Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (UROC-H)

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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (UROC-H)

The goal of the UROC-H program is to engage promising undergraduate students each year in faculty-mentored research and prepare them for advanced education in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. 

Summer 2017 Cohort at the 11th Annual Research Symposium













UROC-H will provide undergraduate scholars:

  • Mentorship by a professor and graduate student
  • Participation in UROC’s 9-week summer research institute (SURI)
  • $3,500 research stipend
  • $1,000 for conference travel
  • $500 to support research activities
  • Graduate school preparation & career coaching

Application deadline: October 30th


Yuliana Hernandez-Mora giving her oral presentation at the 11th Annual Research Symposium











UROC-H will offer faculty:

  • Opportunities to work one-on-one with an undergraduate student or lead a research cluster of 3-5 students
  • Opportunities to engage and integrate community partners in your research
  • $1,000 in research funds per student mentored

2017 Summer Cohort with Rufus at the 11th Annual Research Symposium












"The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."

--National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended


This collaborative program led by UROC, the Center for the Humanities, the Graduate Division, and the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Application period for Summer 2018 is now closed. If you have applied, please continue to send in your letters of recommendation to uroc@ucmerced.edu. For more information on the application process, please contact Valerie Anderson. 


Undocumented students are eligible for this program. 

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Contact Information

Valerie Anderson 
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center
Student Services Building, 310 
Phone:(209) 228-4605