Center for Engaged Learning

Preparing students through real-world experience, exploration and reflection

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Details about the Summer Research Showcase 2023

The Summer Research Showcase will be held on August 4th, 2023, from 12:00-2:00 pm in the lobby of the Clinical and Translational Research Building (CTRB) on the Health Sciences Campus, 505 S Hancock St, Louisville, KY 40202. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Students should prepare a poster summarizing their research projects and be prepared to give no more than a 5-minute presentation on their results. Since the projects and attendees will represent diverse disciplines, students’ presentations should be tailored to a general audience, however they should be prepared to provide answers to technical details if so asked.

The poster board dimensions are 44 inches tall by 68 inches wide, so posters may be no larger than those dimensions. Posters that are 36” tall by 48” wide, 36” tall x 56” wide, or 44” wide x 56” tall tend to provide good aspect ratios for posters.

The venue will be available starting at 11:00 for students to arrive and mount their posters. Push pins will be provided for mounting the posters.


The Center for Engaged Learning and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity are offering a 10-week research experience for undergraduates during the Summer.

Applications, unofficial transcripts, mentor statements and letters of recommendation will be accepted soon.

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. A limited number of positions may be open to non-University of Louisville student researchers. 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.

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 living allowance of $3,500 for the 10 weeks, plus $100 for poster printing and the SROP mentor will receive $400 to support the student's research and supplies, travel, etc.

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 already 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.


Application will be available in the near future. Please check back.


Selections will be made mid-April, and the program will begin Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, August 4. It will run for 10 weeks.

For more information, contact .