Benefits of the Program

You will benefit from a structured set of scholarly activities designed to enhance your academic success as well as to expose and encourage you to target a new vista – graduate education and the doctoral degree. You will attend a series of seminars, workshops, and informal gatherings to better inform you about graduate school opportunities. These programs will provide information and encourage dialogue between you, your faculty mentors, your graduate student mentors, and SROP staff. These discussions will facilitate your understanding of what it means to be a graduate student and to explore expanded career options, including academic positions and careers outside the academy. UI SROP Scholars will participate in the following activities and receive the following benefits:

  • SROP Scholar Workshops – academic & professional development
  • SROP Q&A Discovery Groups – conversations with graduate students, post docs and faculty mentors
  • SROP Scholars Research Seminar & Speaker Series – hear about cutting-edge research and methods
  • 8-week intensive Summer Research Experience
  • GRE preparation and study sessions
  • $3,200 summer stipend + room & board + transportation to/from Iowa
  • Participation in the Annual UI Summer Undergraduate Research Conference
  • Mentorship in completing your graduate school applications and supporting documents
  • Housing and food allowance is provided for University of Iowa SROP Scholars living off campus