Get information about the SROP for students on this page, including what to expect, key dates, and lots of advice on preparing your application.


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  • 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. We are in the recruitment period for new faculty. See the faculty research projects from the Summer 2021 Canada SROP!

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.

All eligible applicants will receive access to an 8-week asynchronous professional development activity called the “Application Building Program.” Every week, an exercise is released that scaffolds a graduate application for doctoral programs in Psychology or Management. Everyone who applies to the Canada SROP and is eligible for the program will gain access to the Application Building Program 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!

Weekly Schedule

Programme Benefits

  • Independent research experience and mentorship, which will help prepare you for graduate school applications and beyond
  • Living-wage stipend of $7065.60 CAD for 8 weeks of 40 hours/week commitment. The stipend was calculated from the Toronto Living Wage for 2021, as estimated by the Ontario Living Wage Network.
  • 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
  • Network building with other students who identify as BIPOC and are seeking a research career as a PhD in Psychology or Management

Application Information

The student application will become available on Friday, January 15, 2021. Applications will be due on February 15, 2022. Please click here to sign up for a mailing list that will send you a notification when the application becomes available.

Thinking ahead to your application, you will probably need to collect the following things. These things were required for applications to the Summer 2021 program, but we intend to do a program review that may lead to changes in these requirements. If you have opinions about any components of the application, please share them with us!