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Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

2016 Program dates: June 5, 2016 to July 30, 2016

Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2016.


Mailing Address:
Purdue University
The Graduate School
Attn: Purdue SROP
Ernest C. Young Hall 170 
 155 S Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108

Telephone: 765-494-0945 
Fax: 765-494-0136

Program Description

The Purdue SROP has the goal of enhancing diversity in academic, government, and industry positions that require graduate degrees. It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education, and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program. The program is supported by the Graduate School, Center for Cancer Research, Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate and other groups on the Purdue campus.

Group Photo 2015

2015 Purdue Summer Research Program


Undergraduate students are eligible for consideration if they:

  • are currently enrolled in a degree granting program at a U.S. college or university;
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • have an interest in pursuing a research based doctoral degree
  • can provide recommendation letters from faculty or research advisors
  • are available to participate in the entire eight-week summer program.


Program Components

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  • Round trip transportation
  • University housing for 8 weeks
  • Generous Research Stipend
  • Workshops on preparation for GRE
  • Poster and Oral Research Presentations
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Access to Libraries, Computers, Research Labs, & Health Center
  • Social Activities

Questions regarding this program may be addressed to the SROP Coordinator by email at

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