The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.
Now in its 30th year, SROP celebrates the achievements of its alumni. To date, 610 program alumni have earned a Ph.D. degree and are now preparing the next generation of SROP scholars as mentors and teachers. Thousands of others have completed graduate training and are pursuing successful careers in government, business, and non-profit agencies.
You can begin exploring programs and research opportunities today to prepare for the application process. Follow the link above to "Campus Profiles" to learn more about participating programs.
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The Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application is closed at this time. Each year SROP applications are accepted between November 1 and February 10. The Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application allows you to apply to up to 10 widely-recognized summer research programs at participating Big Ten Academic Alliance universities institutions using a single application. One of the benefits of using the Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application is that you only need to send one transcript to a central location (the Big Ten Academic Alliance universities) and your faculty recommenders will only be required to submit one online letter of recommendation (TWO LETTERS required in total). Upon completion, your application will be viewable by faculty from ten top research universities.
The first step in completing the Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application is to gain an overall understanding of the application process and guidelines. Please read the SROP Application Guide before initiating your application.
After Reading the SROP Application Guide