Undergraduate Summer Research Programs

Nov 15, 2014

The UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) was established to promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who may not have had exposure to the academic environment of a research university. Deadline is early February so please see website below for 2014-15 dates and application deadlines:  http://diversity.berkeley.edu/undergraduate-research-programs

The program offers summer research opportunities in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the summer or spring of 2014, except UC Berkeley students). The National Science Foundation generously provides funding for SROP Psychology students in the field of Social Cultural Processes in Development and Mental Health*. It is an eight-week program from early June through July.

The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities. The program strongly encourages applications from undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who show potential to benefit from exposure to the environment of a research university. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.

The SROP application is available below in PDF format, which can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit the Adobe website.

Science applicants. Undergraduate students in the biological sciences (including biochemistry, immunology, statistics, toxicology, and bioengineering), please see the Amgen Scholars Program.

Prospective students may also call (510-643-6010) or email (grad.diversity [at] berkeley.edu) for additional information.

For further research opportunities please click here.