The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a seven-week competitive research experience hosted by Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math, and engineering fields. See guidelines for SROP students and faculty mentors.
To be considered for acceptance into SROP, you must:
- Be a current sophomore or junior.
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) at Northwestern University. Those interested in pursuing an MBA, JD, or MD are not eligible.
All SROP participants will receive:
- $4,500 stipend (before tax)
- Round-trip transportation to Northwestern’s campus
- On campus housing in Evanston, IL
Those belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., certain racial and ethnic minorities, women in STEM, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to apply to participate.
Program dates: June 20-August 4, 2023