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
- Interested in applying to graduate school in psychology, management, or neuroscience in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022
What to Expect
The SROP will be operated remotely in Summer 2021.
The biggest part of the SROP is a small research project in the social sciences that SROP Students conduct in collaboration with a faculty mentor over the course of 8 weeks, from June 7 to July 30, 2021. Check out the faculty mentors and possible research projects.
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.
The pilot Summer 2021 year will focus on supporting a cohort of 15 students in the main SROP. However, all eligible applicants will receive access to at least 1-hour/week of asynchronous professional development materials called the “Application Building Activities” to help you prepare a strong graduate school application; Even if we cannot fund you for the full programme, we want to see you succeed!
- Independent research experience and mentorship, which will help prepare you for graduate school applications and beyond
- Living-wage stipend of $5,756.89 CAD for 8 weeks of 40 hours/week commitment
- Full GRE Preparation course at no cost to student
- 4 hours/week of professional development sessions that help you prepare your graduate school applications
- Remote work supplement of $200.00 to help with Internet costs
- Community building with other students who identify as BIPOC and are seeking a research career
The student application period for the 2021 program went from November 5, 2020 to February 15, 2021. Application information for the Summer 2022 SROP – including new universities participating in the SROP – will be available here by September 2021.
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!
- Review the Faculty Research Projects and identify 3 projects that particularly interest you
- Compose a 250-word Research Statement
- Compose a 250-word Personal Statement
- Obtain an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript, showing that you have completed or will complete 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