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February 1, 2021

Underrepresented undergrads sought for Graduate School summer research program

The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) is seeking talented underrepresented minority undergraduate students to join its 2021 Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP).

The six-week virtual research experience is designed to help prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for research and graduate study. Throughout the program, the Graduate School will offer a series of workshops to help students develop research skills, build an academic network, and prepare for the Graduate Record Exam.

OGDI is asking that faculty members encourage talented underrepresented undergraduate students who want to conduct research to apply. All participants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Preferred students include those interested in pursuing a master's or PhD degree who are from underrepresented populations and diverse backgrounds, which include but are not limited to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders and LGBTQ+.

The Summer Research Opportunities Program will take place online June 14 to July 23. Interested students can apply here through Feb. 10. Questions about the program should be directed to Julius Eason, senior manager in OGDI, at


Writer: Brittany Ledman, 765-496-0475,

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Source: Underrepresented undergrads sought for Graduate School summer research program

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