January Research Opportunity Program

Call for Proposals

We are excited to again offer the January Research Opportunity Program (JROP) – a grant program for undergraduate students for exploratory research or artistic activity on social inequality undertaken during J-term 2024.

Any student majoring in the College of Liberal Arts may apply for a JROP award for work undertaken at a site of their choice during J-term (in Durham or remote). Students must be in good academic standing (expected minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the Fall 2023 semester) to apply. Funded students will be awarded a stipend of $850.

How to Apply

To apply, please email paul.robertson@unh.edu a 1-2 page outline of the intended activity (exploratory research or artistic activity); your motivation for embarking on the intended project; its thematic relevance; how you anticipate spending your time (approx. 12 hours each week of J-term [four weeks]); and the location(s) where the work will be done. All proposals will be reviewed by the GRSIL team, and up to 10 students will be funded for J-term 2024.

We welcome proposals working with a specific faculty mentor in COLA. If you don’t have a specific faculty member in mind, please submit your proposal and, if awarded a JROP stipend we will pair you with an appropriate mentor!


Submissions due by: November 15, 2023


Meet the 2023 January Research Opportunity Scholars!