SROP Details

Applications for the 2019 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) are now closed. 

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Office of the Provost are offering a 10-week research experience for undergraduates during the Summer.

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) provides University of Louisville undergraduate students, who would like to know more about graduate-level education at the University of Louisville, with a 10-week research experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. SROP is open to all graduate programs at the University.

Students should identify a research mentor, who will provide the student with an individualized research project, and the program will provide group seminars on topics related to research and graduate education. Students should be, preferably, past their sophomore year of study.

Graduate programs and mentors participating will develop and submit completed research plans to the SROP Steering Committee that will assure a quality research experience for the student. The Steering Committee will match students with mentors so that the best students and research plans will be supported.

SROP students will participate in a Research Day with other undergraduate research opportunity students at the end of the 10-week period and must present a poster of their work. Students will receive a stipend of $3,500 for the 10 weeks and the SROP mentor is eligible for up to $500 to support the student's research and costs for production of the required poster.

Interested students should ensure their mentor is from a department from the graduate program list.  You may visit the web page of the department for information on the research interests of the faculty to help identify a possible research mentor.

The most competitive applicants will have arranged for a potential research mentor to provide a statement of willingness to mentor the student that includes a brief (one-paragraph) description of the proposed project. The statement could be part of a recommendation letter, or could be a separate emailed statement if the student’s letter of recommendation comes from someone other than the proposed mentor.

The online SROP application is now closed. Applications, official transcripts, mentor statements and letters of recommendation were accepted between January 10th and March 15th, the final deadline for all materials.

Selections will be made mid-April, and the program will begin the Tuesday after Memorial Day. It will run for 10 weeks.

For more information, contact , Special Assistant to the Provost.