If students (a) do not live within a commutable distance to Toronto but (b) want to do one of the in-person projects and (c) are willing to move to Toronto for the time of the SROP, then we will arrange for housing in one of the summer residences. We will also cover travel to and fromContinue reading “Will housing and travel expenses be provided for students outside of Toronto who are offered an in-person position?”
Some faculty members have a preference for either in-person or remote collaboration, while other faculty members can accommodate either in-person or remote collaboration depending on the needs of the student. Faculty preferences are indicated on their research project page (between the project statement and the mentorship statement). Students should select the faculty members they wishContinue reading “How will the hybrid model operate in 2024?”
The Canada SROP was launched as an anti-racist initiative to support budding BIPOC researchers, with a focus on countering anti-Black racism and colonialism. We seek to centre Black and Indigenous students, which is well aligned with the recommendations of the University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Task Force and the Steering Committee for University of TorontoContinue reading “Why are some identities prioritized in the selection process?”
We will use a 4-step process to review applications: Step in Selection Process Application Components Used in this Step 1 Eligibility Screening Demographics, Undergrad transcripts 2 Nomination Process Research statement, Personal statement 3 Stratified Lottery Nominations, Demographics 4 Mentor Review Research statement, Personal statement, Letters of Recommendation This table maps how each component of theContinue reading “How will applications be evaluated?”
BIPOC students who apply to the Canada SROP but are not selected for the full program are invited to join the “Canada SROP Asynchronous Application Building Program” The Asynchronous Program will effectively be a “members only” section of the Canada SROP Website. Every Friday from the weeks of June 3 – July 26, students inContinue reading “What is the Asynchronous Program?”
We consulted with a number of groups about the selection process. The key question we had in mind was, “How can we be unbiased when the traditional metrics are biased?” We sought to approach fairness as much as possible, given that we know most racial bias affects most academic metrics. We consulted with SROP administrators inContinue reading “How did you decide on the nomination-lottery approach?”
Recommendation letters should be submitted by 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Recommendation letters can be submitted at this Letter of Recommendation Submission page. Please note that deadline for students to apply to the program is also February 1, 2024.
Unfortunately, no. The Canada SROP is a 40-hour/week commitment for 8 weeks. Therefore, students enrolled in the Canada SROP should not have another school, work, or volunteer commitment for the 8 weeks of the program. To provide for living expenses during the Canada SROP, students selected for the full program will receive a stipend basedContinue reading “May I be enrolled in classes, holding a job, or volunteering at the same time?”
During the Canada SROP, you must be enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree program that will make you eligible to apply to graduate school at the University of Toronto (UofT) upon completion. International students are welcome to apply to the Canada SROP. We want to be globally inclusive of the different structures thatContinue reading “Am I eligible if I am not enroled in a 4-year degree program?”
To be eligible for the Canada SROP, you must be currently enrolled at a university and/or graduated in the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year. In other words, students who are graduating this academic year are eligible for Canada SROP. If you received a bachelors degree (i.e., you graduated) on or before the start of theContinue reading “Am I eligible if I already graduated?”
The deadline for letters of recommendation will be the same day of the student application deadline. Thank you so much for agreeing to write a recommendation letter to support a student interested in our program, the Canada SROP! You were asked for this letter because you have played an important role in this student’s lifeContinue reading “Advice for Recommenders”
The SROP takes an anti-racist approach to supporting BIPOC excellence. To us, this means creating a workplace culture where people are centred, among other things. Therefore, we want to know about you. This is what we hope to learn through the Personal Statement. Example Content Generally, we want to know the answer to 4 questions:Continue reading “Would you please provide instructions for writing the personal statement?”
The goal of the SROP is to support your path to graduate school in Psychology, Management, or Neuroscience. In graduate school, you will need to have a research focus. While you do not need to know that focus precisely now, the SROP is designed for students who are considering a research career. So, if youContinue reading “Would you please provide instructions for writing the research statement?”
Yes, non-Canadians can apply to the SROP. However, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given first priority during the review process, and we expect we will get more domestic applicants than spots. However, we think there is still value to you in signing up, because everyone who applies gets access to the Application BuildingContinue reading “Can non-Canadians apply?”
It is very common to feel anxious about or unsure of how to approach someone to ask for a letter of recommendation. That being said, many letter writers are honoured to be asked. They will likely be proud to see you looking to get involved in the SROP. You need to submit contact information forContinue reading “Can you provide a template email for requesting a letter of recommendation?”
We will use your academic transcript for two purposes during the application review process: Ensure that you will have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate education by the start of the SROP Review your academic performance Please use the “Notes on Transcript” item on the Application to tell us anything you want us toContinue reading “What is supposed to go in the “Notes on Transcript” item in the application?”
No. Undergraduate students from any university may apply to the SROP. Both UofT students and non-UofT students are eligible to apply.
No, there is no fee nor cost to apply to the Canada SROP. We encourage all eligible students who are interested in graduate school in Psychology, Management, Organizational Behaviour, Neuroscience, or a related field to apply!
The SROP application requires two letters of recommendation. We ask for recommendation letters from 2 people who have served in any role (e.g., professors, mentors, collaborators, community leaders, supervisor, employer) who can speak to the following four things: It is best to contact recommenders as soon as possible to ask if they will write aContinue reading “Whom should I ask for letters of recommendation?”
The SROP application requires you to upload your transcript. Academic performance will be considered, but there is no minimum GPA requirement. Please note that we ask you to “annotate” your transcript, by which we invite you to contextualize any grades or other information on your transcript.
The SROP requires that the equivalent of 16 semester-long university courses be completed by the start of the program. The SROP is targeting students who are going into their third or fourth years of university or are graduating this year. If a student took an average of 4 courses per semester for 4 semesters, thenContinue reading “Would you give more detail about the eligibility requirement of 16 semester-long courses?”