The SRC UROP program seeks to attract a diverse student population, which would include women and historically underrepresented students as well as first generation college students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
SRC Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) is an innovative program co-sponsored by SRC's Education Alliance that provides undergraduates a $4000 stipend for a 10 week fellowship to work under the supervision of University of Michigan faculty members in science and technology fields related to the semi-conductor computer industry including electrical, chemical, and materials science engineering and physics and chemistry. Participating undergraduates not only gain confidence in their ability to perform valuable hands-on research and mentoring, but they also come to appreciate the doors that are opened to those with an advanced degree. Students in the program participate in brown bags, journal clubs, networking events, and seminars co-sponsored by departments in the College of Engineering and Rackham. In addition, alumni of the program have access to SRC's internship network (Brookhaven Laboratories, Intel, etc.) and other opportunities.
The objectives of the SRC UROP program are to increase academic retention among undergraduates who express interest in physical science and engineering disciplines, and encourage them to continue their education beyond their four-year degree. The SRC UROP program seeks to attract a [broadly] diverse student population, which would include women and historically underrepresented students as well as first generation college students and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The program also offers workshops and resources to assist students with the graduate school application process.
Stipend Award: $4000
Fellowship Dates: Monday, June 3 - Friday August 9, 2013
Application Opens: Monday, December 3, 2012
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013
Orientation: Monday, June 3, 2013
Symposium: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Current undergraduate students attending the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus. Students may not be enrolled in more than one spring or one summer course while participating in the fellowship program. Enrollment in spring/summer courses is highly discouraged for program participants. International students are not eligible for our summer fellowships funded by HHMI or SRC.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
All of the following sessions will be held in 1160 USB:
Upcoming Proposal Writing Workshops
Don't let an unpolished proposal hold you back from a UROP Summer Opportunity , career moves, life-long goals, and so much more. Come out and learn the dos and don’ts of the proposal-writing process.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
All documents MUST be uploaded as a PDF AND submitted as a hard copy in the UROP Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1st, 2013.In addition, they should include a header or footer and page numbers. The file should be saved as (First Name. Last Name 2013).
- UROP Online Application
- Personal Statement (MUST be uploaded as a PDF and a hard copy submitted)
The 1-2 personal statement is your opportunity to showcase your skills and qualifications pertaining to the fellowship. A personal statement may include academic, professional and life experiences that reflect relevant outstanding personal qualifications as well as career goals, research goals, and personal characteristics. Additionally, a personal statement gives you an opportunity to explain potential hardships or drawbacks in other areas of your application.
- Research Proposal (MUST be uploaded as a PDF and a hard copy submitted)
The 5-8 page research proposal is a persuasive document that describes the purpose of your research, why it should be done, your methodology, your proposed timeline, the scope of the summer project, and your expected results by the end of the fellowship.
- Recommendation Letters
You will need 2 recommendation letters; one letter must be from your current Research Sponsor/Day to Day Supervisor, U of M faculty member, graduate student instructor, or academic advisor who can speak specifically about your academic or abilities. The other can be from anyone you have a professional relationship with. If you are applying to work on the same project you have been working on during the academic year, one of your letters should be from your research sponsor. Each recommender must write a letter of recommendation, complete a Recommendation Form, and submit both the form and the letter of recommendation electronically (as a pdf).
- Resume (MUST be uploaded as a PDF and a hard copy submitted)
You must submit a PDF file as part of your UROP Application.
- Official Transcript
You will need to submit an official transcript from U of M and any other institutions (higher education institutions, e.g. all community colleges attended)
Current and many former students with a uniqname and university/Kerberos password can order transcripts online through Wolverine Access. From the Student Business page, choose Order Transcript. This option is not available to those students who need rush service, have attachments which must accompany the transcript, or who last attended prior to Fall 1993
Charmise L. Knox, Student Administrative Assistant/Summer Fellowship Coordinator
University of Michigan
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
1190 Undergraduate Science Building (USB)
204 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2215
734.615.9000 (office) -- 734.615.9971 (fax)
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ALL FELLOWSHIP MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 2013
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