The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities. The program strongly encourages applications from undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who show potential to benefit from exposure to the environment of a research university. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.
The program offers internships in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the spring semester/quarter, except UC Berkeley students). This year SROP has the opportunity to also accommodate students interested in applying to law school.