Get 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 2022 or Fall 2023.
What to Expect
The SROP will be operated remotely in Summer 2022.
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 6 to July 29, 2022. Check out the exciting Faculty Research Projects for Summer 2022!
The remainder of the SROP is spent on other aspects of graduate admissions preparation and professional development, including an integrated Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Preparation Course and presentations at a virtual conference.
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
- Full GRE Preparation course at no cost to student
- 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
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 (June 6 – July 29), 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 2023 will open December 15, 2022 and be due January 15, 2023.
In general, an application to the Canada SROP involves the following actions:
- You need to identify 3 research projects that particularly interest you. Click here to explore the Faculty Research Projects for Summer 2022!
- 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 how to ask them.