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Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program at U-M.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program was initiated in 1986 by the Graduate Deans of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study, and subsequently, academic careers. SROP allows undergraduates the opportunity to work on graduate level research projects with faculty. Students work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists, and other SROP students.

Download the Summer Research Opportunity Program Brochure

In addition, all participants engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars. Participants present their research at a concluding U-M research symposium. A central goal of the program is to prepare participants for graduate study at U-M. Students in SROP build professional and personal networks that support their interest in joining the academic community.

SROP participants are expected to participate full-time during the 8 week program. Participants may not enroll for classes, concurrent summer programs, or hold other employment during the period of the program. SROP is held on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.


Summer Research Opportunity Program
1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington Street, Suite 1530
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848