The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2015.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) gives NIU undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct paid, faculty-mentored, research during the summer months. Students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. The program gives participants the chance to develop personally, academically, and professionally through a variety of workshops, field trips, and activities.
All research is substantive, requiring full-time commitment of the student (40 hours/week). In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty mentors, all participants are required to make a final presentation at the Summer Research Symposium. Students participate in supplemental activities (weekly workshops/meetings) to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school. Students participating in SROP cannot take summer classes or work at another position during the program.
Admission to SROP will be offered on a competitive basis to those individuals who, at the application deadline:
Faculty mentors overseeing SROP students are expected to:
The application deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and end by mid to late March. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by end of March 2015. Students will be active in their research from June 15 to August 7, 2015.
Students will be awarded a $3,500 stipend. All program participants will be required to live in assigned, on-campus housing. The program will cover all expenses for room and board (double occupancy). Interviews for SROP positions will be conducted on a rolling admission, based on when the students application is submitted (interviews will be completed by March 27, 2015). Students admitted to SROP will be notified at the end of March 2015.