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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State


What is SROP?
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is a summer research experience designed to help historically underrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. As a participant in this program, you will work with a faculty mentor on a mutually agreed upon area of research and begin to develop the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school.

What do SROP participants do?

  • Conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • Attend SROP workshops about research writing, financing and applying to graduate school, research presenting, and GRE preparation among others.
  • Work one-on-one with Graduate School staff to prepare graduate applications and identify potential sources for graduate funding
  • Attend the CIC SROP conference
  • Make both oral and written presentations of your research project
  • Earn four quarter hours of academic credit
  • Earn a $3000 stipend for the 9-week session
  • Receive free campus housing and a meal plan
  • Have access to a $500 faculty research allowance to off-set the cost of original research

SROP Eligibility Requirements

  • SROP targets African American, Native American, and Hispanic, first generation and low income students who are rising juniors and seniors
  • Citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • 3.0 or better G.P.A.
  • Interest in pursuing a Ph.D. level graduate education

SROP Application Process

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 10, 2011.
Supplemental materials will be accepted until Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Questions and comments may be directed towards Joe Papio at the above information.