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SROP/McNair- Summer Research Opportunities Program

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

The UI/CIC SROP Program is for you if you are interested in a challenging research experience. The SROP program strives to prepare young investigators to achieve their goals of pursuing graduate work and of becoming tomorrow's academic leaders. Students receive first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and to faculty life by being paired with a faculty mentor whose work is closely related to your academic interests and career goals. You will choose among opportunities in Biological Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences and will work with your faculty mentor either on an individual basis or as part of a research team.

The CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is an award winning program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences. Each student plays an active role in identifying the area of study and a faculty mentor to work with. Explore research opportunities at Iowa that can lead to doctoral degrees.

Benefits of the Program

You will benefit from a structured set of scholarly activities designed to enhance your academic success as well as to expose and encourage you to target a new vista - graduate education and the doctoral degree. You will attend a series of seminars, workshops, and informal gatherings to better inform you about graduate opportunities. These events will provide information and encourage dialogue between you, your faculty mentors, your graduate student mentors, and SROP staff. These discussions will facilitate your understanding of what it means to be a graduate student and to encourage you to consider the opportunity of joining the professoriate as a faculty member in the future. UI SROP Scholars will participate in the following activities and receive the following benefits:

.SROP Scholar Workshops - academic & professional development

.SROP Q&A Discovery Groups - conversations with scholars

.SROP Scholars Journal Club & Speaker Series - read and hear about cutting-edge research

.8-week intensive Summer Research Experience

.GRE preparation and study sessions

.$3,200 summer stipend + room & board1 + transportation to/from Iowa2

.Participation in the UI Summer Undergraduate Research conference

.Mentorship in completing your graduate school applications and supporting documents

.Housing and food allowance will be provided for Iowa Scholars

.1 Non-UI students will be provided with room and board in a UI dormitory for completion of the 8-week summer research experience.

.2 Non-UI students will be reimbursed for transportation to/from Iowa for completion of the 8-week summer research experience.

Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
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Program Dates: 6/2/2019 - 7/26/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Iowa (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Arts & Media
General Business
General Earth & Agriculture Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
General Social Sciences
General Technology
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Education

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