Research Opportunities

The Department of English makes a small number of research and travel grants available to undergraduate English majors each year. Grants may be used for travel to conduct archival and interview research or present a paper at a conference.

We encourage you to apply for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). This program, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, supports research projects dedicated to fulfilling the U of M’s commitment to research and expanding the store of human knowledge and expression. If your application is successful, you will receive a stipend (paid as a scholarship) to support your research and you'll also have the opportunity to present your research at various university symposia.

If you receive a UROP, you will be mentored by one of nearly 3,000 diverse faculty members and you will meet other students who share a passion for discovery about the human condition. The UROP can be used to help you achieve practical goals like your senior capstone project or put you on a path to a career. If you desire to pursue a program with UROP, please consult our undergraduate advisor, Rachel Drake (, or visit the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information.