Undergraduate Research Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute EXROP

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) provides talented undergraduates with outstanding summer research experiences that encourage them to pursue careers in academic science. The students are selected to apply by HHMI professors and invited directors of HHMI-funded undergraduate programs at colleges and universities. EXROP students also attend meetings at HHMI headquarters where they present their research in a poster session, network with their peers and HHMI scientists, and hear from scientific researchers from various backgrounds and stages in their careers.

Since 2011, the UW Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to co-host these exceptional undergraduate researchers.

HHMI EXROP is co-hosted with URP. Co-hosted programs originate from local and national organizations seeking to provide transformative research experiences for undergraduates. URP helps manage the operations – including logistics, comprehensive student advising and support – to ensure that students have a successful summer research experience at the UW.