The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) was created to promote access to undergraduate research during the summer months for students at NIU.
Participating in an SROP allows students to connect with faculty mentors, build their resume,
In SROP, students will:
Learn what research looks like in their field of study
Learn how to write a formal research proposal
Gain experience working alongside talented faculty at NIU
Attend professional and academic enrichment activities
Receive housing, meals, and a generous stipend
SROP Eligibility Admission to SROP will be offered on a competitive basis to those individuals who, at the application deadline:
Are full-time students enrolled at NIU
Are sophomores (who have completed at least 3 semesters of college-level coursework), juniors, and seniors (who will not be graduating in the spring or summer of 2013)
Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better
Are committed to participate in the program for 8 weeks (June 17-August 11, 2013)
Have declared a major
Program Expectations All research is substantive, requiring the 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. Students also participate in supplemental activities (weekly workshops/meetings) to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school.
Awards 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). Students admitted to SROP will be notified at the end of March, 2013.
All application materials must be submitted to:
Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning by 4:30pm on Friday, March 8, 2013.