Summer Research Opportunities Program
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers.
SROP participants work with a faculty mentor on a project of mutual interest, with the intention of developing the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school. SROP activities include workshops on research skills and seminars on topics related to graduate education and career development. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at both a campus summary conference and a regional conference.
All historically underrepresented undergraduates who are U.S. citizens and meet the criteria listed in the qualifications section below are eligible to participate in the program. The selection process targets groups underrepresented in graduate education. Priority is given to those students who have not participated in SROP previously.
Applicants must have completed at least one-third of the credit hours required for their undergraduate major, exclusive of the General Education Curriculum (GEC) requirement, by June of the application year. They also must have at least one semester/two quarters of enrollment remaining after the program ends and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application.
Participants receive a stipend, housing and travel allowance, and academic credit. Ohio State faculty mentors are given a research allowance to be used in support of each student's SROP research project.