The Duke University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated undergraduate students hands-on experience in graduate-level biomedical research. We welcome applicants from around the United States who are seriously considering joining a Ph.D. graduate program after completing their undergraduate degree. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for Summer 2024 Open November 1
The Duke SROP directors look forward to hosting an in-person summer program. Applications open November 1, 2023, and will be accepted until February 9, 2024. Please check back soon for a link to apply.
SROP 2024 is tentatively scheduled for May 28–July 29.
The Duke SROP 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 if they were in graduate school. Each student is mentored by a faculty mentor, solving real research problems in an active, modern biomedical research laboratory. (See our PBS NewsHour profile)
In addition to laboratory research, the program features:
- Weekly research seminars and roundtable discussions
- Academic and career-planning workshops
- GRE preparation
- Mock interviews for graduate school
- Weekly social activities, including dinner outings, movies, games, and shopping
- Closing symposia where the students present their research in oral presentations and a poster session
Students receive shared on-campus apartment accommodation, travel assistance, and a competitive stipend.