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Summer Research Opportunities Program for Undergraduates (SROP)

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

The goal of SROP is to introduce domestic underrepresented sophomores and juniors to academic research experiences. Student participants work one-on-one with a faculty mentor giving them an opportunity to experience research and the graduate student experience.

The Graduate College invites undergraduates to apply for participation in SROP. The student may apply to the program already having a research project in mind and a committed faculty mentor or simply by having a research area of interest. In cases where a student has an experienced interest but no mentor, the SROP staff will try to facilitate a match. In addition to working one-on-one with a faculty member, scholars participate in the following programmatic components:

Campus-based educational enrichment activities designed to broaden the students’ view of graduate education and research;

Workshops that inform students about graduate admissions procedures, financial aid opportunities, and test-taking skills. Students also participate in training regarding the graduate application process.

Seminars conducted by faculty and graduate students that expose students to a wide range of fields of study and research instruction.

Informal social gatherings that provide a relaxed setting for students and faculty to exchange ideas and share experiences;

The Illinois Summer Research Symposium conference where scholars have the opportunity to introduce their research and meet with other students who are interested in academic careers. Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

University of Illinois at Chicago sponsored final symposium for the formal presentation of scholars’ research projects.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Chicago (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Linguistics & Speech Sciences
Political Science
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

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