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UROP pay on the rise

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has increased its minimum hourly wage to $9 effective Sept. 2, according to Melissa Martin-Greene, program coordinator.

The new hourly wage affects all fall UROPs. For students awarded direct funding from UROP, stipends will rise to $1,250 for fall 2005 and spring 2006. UROP summer 2006 stipends will be $4,275.

The fall 2004 UROP hourly rate was $8.75. For students awarded direct funding from UROP, stipends were $1,200 for fall 2004 and spring 2004 and $4,150 for summer 2005.

For more information, please contact Martin-Green by phone at x3-3002 or e-mail

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 21, 2005 (download PDF).

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