Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
The CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a program to expose talented undergraduates to professional and educational opportunities in the academy. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue academic careers by enhancing their preparation for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors.
The UI McNair Scholars Program (Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and strives to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue doctoral studies. Students with strong academic potential will be provided with extensive support and mentorship as McNair Scholars at The University of Iowa.
SROP/McNair Scholars may apply online.
The Graduate College hosts the Summer Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) on the last Wednesday of each July (1:00 – 5:00 pm). In addition to our SROP/McNair Scholars, ALL undergraduates conducting scholarly research on the University of Iowa campus are invited to present their work in this poster session. This event brings together undergraduates from numerous summer research programs across campus, as well as individual students working in various research labs during each summer. It provides a wrap-up for their summer research programs and offers students a great experience in presenting their work to their peers, colleagues and mentors across the campus. This year, SURC will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.