Summer Research Opportunity Program
The Duke University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a ten-week training program designed to give motivated undergraduate students hands-on experience in graduate-level biomedical research. The Program is designed for students who are seriously considering joining a Ph.D. Graduate Program following the completion of their undergraduate degree.
The Program emphasizes direct laboratory experience. Students spend a majority of their time learning research techniques in the laboratory, attending lab meetings, interacting with members of other labs, and otherwise conducting themselves just as though they had entered graduate school. Each student is mentored by a faculty mentor, solving real research problems in an active, modern biomedical research laboratory.
In addition to laboratory research, the program features a weekly research seminar and social hour, a workshop about how to successfully apply to graduate school, and a closing symposium in which all the students present their results in a poster session.
Students receive an on-campus apartment, travel assistance, a food allowance, and a competitive stipend. Please see below for links to the instructions for completing the online application for SROP 2013 and to the online application.