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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Summer Research Opportunities Program

Dates: June 1 - July 30, 2021

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our campus we have modified our 2021 Illinois SROP programming to provide a remote research experience. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a summer research program that provides undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois with an opportunity to explore careers in research. The program at Illinois provides students with an experience that will help strengthen their knowledge, skills, and understanding of graduate school.

Since 1986, Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Illinois has brought talented undergraduate students from across the US and its territories, such as Puerto Rico, to our campus as an introduction to graduate study, research, and the admission process.

The many activities offered through the SROP gives participants an opportunity to establish important relationships with faculty in their respective fields of study and conduct graduate-level research under the supervision of a renowned University of Illinois faculty member. Participants will also become acquainted with the culture of graduate school and learn what is needed and expected of them as graduate students in their discipline at the University of Illinois.