SROP Criteria and Selection

Criteria for CoE SROP (only non-University of Michigan Students are eligible)

  • Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) are eligible.
  • Must have entered or completed their junior year (preference will be given to those who have completed three years of study) by the time of the SROP internship. Students graduating in December 2017 or May 2018 receive first priority.
  • Students who have attained a GPA of 3.5 or above are strongly recommended.
  • Must have the intent to pursue a Ph.D. graduate degree in engineering.
  • Must participate in full program from May 30 to July 29, 2017.
  • Need to identify an area of research and a faculty member(s) who you want to work with during the summer internship as your research advisor/mentor.
  • Must meet one or more of the following circumstances:(1) Must come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the U.S. or at the University of Michigan.(2) Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience. By diversity, we mean efforts to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.(3) Must have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances.(4) Are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.
  • Must complete the following application requirements by January 15, 2017:
    (1) CoE SROP online application with background information.
    (2) Faculty mentor selection.
    (3) 1 academic statement.
    (4) 1 letter of faculty support which may be uploaded to the application.
    (5) Unofficial transcripts including all final Fall 2016 grades from all colleges/universities.

SROP Selection

  • Engineering departmental faculty oversee the selection of all SROP students.
  • Departments will make final selection of SROP student participants by late February 2017.
  • SROP applicants will be notified about their selection status beginning late February to mid March 2017.
  • Selected students will participate in a 7-8 week full-time summer program from May 30 – July 29, 2017 in collaboration with the University of Michigan Rackham Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP).
  • Students are not enrolled for credit for this program.
  • Students will receive a $4,000 stipend, summer on-campus housing, some meals and a travel allowance, GRE Test Prep, attendance at the Rackham SROP Research Symposium, and weekly seminars and workshops.
  • Students must have personal medical/health insurance coverage throughout the duration of the program.
  • Students will produce a one page research abstract highlighting research project.