On this page, you will find information about the SROP for students on this page, including what to expect, key dates, and lots of advice on preparing your application.
- Identify as Black, Indigenous, or other Person of Colour (BIPOC)
- Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at an undergraduate university and will have completed 16 semester-long classes in a relevant field by the first day of the SROP. In short, we are targeting undergraduates who are at least halfway finished with their university degree programs.
- Interested in applying to PhD/doctoral programs in Psychology, Management, or Neuroscience in Fall 2024 or Fall 2025.
What to Expect
The SROP will operate on a hybrid model in Summer 2024.
The biggest part of the SROP is a small research project that SROP Students conduct in collaboration with a faculty mentor over the course of 8 weeks, from June 3 to July 26, 2024. Check out the Faculty Research Projects from Summer 2023!
The remainder of the SROP is spent on other aspects of graduate admissions preparation and professional development., including presentations at a virtual conference.
SROP students are no longer required to take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Preparation Course. Instead, the Kaplan On Demand course will be offered as an optional component for students who feel they need or want to take the GRE. These students will be signed up for an account to access the materials. For more information on the Kaplan On Demand course: https://www.kaptest.com/gre/courses/gre-prep-self-guided
Full Program Benefits
- Independent research experience and mentorship, which will help prepare you for graduate school applications and beyond
- Living-wage stipend of $7065.60 CAD, estimated based on Toronto Living Wage for 2022
- 4 hours/week of professional development sessions
- A weekly “Application Building Activity” that will help you prepare your graduate school applications (see Application Building Program)
- Network building with other students who identify as BIPOC and are seeking a research career as a PhD in Psychology or Management
- Optional GRE Preparation course at no cost to student
Asynchronous “Application Building Program”
Everyone who applies to the Canada SROP will receive access to an 8-week asynchronous professional development activity called the “Application Building Program.” The Application Building Program is like an online course that scaffolds an application to a PhD program in psychology.
Every week of the Canada SROP, an exercise is released through the Application Building Program that scaffolds a graduate application for doctoral programs in Psychology or Management. Everyone who applies to the Canada SROP and is eligible for the SROP will gain access to the Application Building Program.
The goal is to help you prepare a strong graduate school application. Even if we cannot fund you for the full Canada SROP, we want to see you succeed!
Applications for SROP 2024 will open on December 15, 2023 and will be due on February 1, 2024.
In general, an application to the Canada SROP involves the following components:
- You need to identify 3 research projects that particularly interest you. Click here to explore the Faculty Research Projects from Summer 2023!
- Compose a 250-word Research Statement
- Compose a 250-word Personal Statement
- Obtain an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript, showing that you have or will have completed at least 16 semester-long courses by the first day of the SROP
- Ask 2 people to write you letters of reference that speak to your skills, character, aptitude for research career, or general aspirations. Click here for advice on who to ask and for templates and advice on how to ask them.