UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity (SROP)


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose: 
The Summer Research Opportunity Program at UC Berkeley promotes access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who may not have exposure to the academic environment of a research university. The goal of this eight-week summer 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.
Program Description: 
This program offers 8-week internships in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. The program is also able to accommodate students interested in applying to law school.
Program Benefits: 
Students will be awarded a $3,000 stipend. In addition to the stipend students will recieve room and board along with travel costs to and from the program.
Applicant Profile: 
Applicants must have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other preparatory opportunities. Applicant should also indicate his/her potential for success, particularly as it relates to educational achievement while overcoming obstacles. The program strongly encourages applications from undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged.
The program accepts full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors who will return to graduate in the fall.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Program Deadline: 
Usually the beginning of February.
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.