Summer Undergraduate Research (SROP) Program

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Applications Being Accepted NOW

Summer Research Opportunities Program for Minority Students

  • May 30th thru August 2nd, 2017 (Approximate)

Program Training

A faculty mentor guides each undergraduate through the student research project. Research areas include Biochemical and Genetic Toxicology, Immunotoxicology, and Neurotoxicology, depending on the trainer. Here at UW-Madison/METC you can be part of the solution! Many topic areas are possible such as cancer, genetics, aging, prion (mad cow) disease, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, human development.

A weekly toxicology group tutorial is held to provide an introduction to Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. Each week you will have the opportunity to have small group learning/discussion with a different professional in the field of toxicology.

In addition to research, students receive guidance on toxicology careers, research opportunities in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, and information about other graduate programs. Students participate in seminars concerning the graduate school application process, laboratory safety and ethics, writing scientific research papers, minority graduate student life, and applying for fellowships. At the end of the 9-week program, students present an oral report on their research during a research symposium.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent U.S. residents and underrepresented minority, which includes: African American, American Indian/Alaskan/Hawaiian, Cambodian, Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese
Candidates must be undergraduates and although all undergrads meeting above guidelines are eligible, we prefer sophmores and juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Stipend and Expenses

Our program will cover most expenses related to travel, housing, and we have an allowance for food. We offer a competitive stipend of $5,570 for the summer. Students selected to participate will have access to all UW-Madison libraries and recreational facilities. All fees and tuition costs are paid by the program.

Apply NOW thru February 15 – CLICK HERE TO APPLY


If you have any questions regarding this program you may contact:

Mark Marohl, METC Program Coordinator

1010B McArdle Building
1400 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706