Summer Research Opportunities Program

SROP

Introduction

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC 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 28th 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.


How to Apply

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.

Watch the "Applying to CIC SROP" video to get started!
Tips for Applying to CIC SROP

The CIC SROP application is accepted November 1, 2013 until February 10, 2014. The CIC SROP application allows you to apply to a variety of widely-recognized summer research programs at participating CIC institutions using a single application. One of the benefits of using the CIC SROP application is that you only need to send one transcript to a central location and your faculty recommenders will only be required to submit one online letter of recommendation. Upon completion, your application will be viewable by faculty from eight top research universities.

The first step in completing the CIC SROP application is to gain an overall understanding of the application process and guidelines. It is highly suggested that you read the SROP Application Guide before initiating your application.

Start your CIC SROP Application

While most CIC schools are centrally linked, a few require applicants to complete an individual campus application.  Please view their campus websites to learn more about their eligibility requirements, application deadline, and other required application documents.  The following institutions require an individual campus application: