How to Apply

2019 application closed.

SROP Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Summer Research Opportunity Program, you must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled at NIU
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior (who will not be graduating in the spring or summer of 2019)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Commit to participate in the program for eight weeks (June - August)
  • Have not enrolled in summer courses and will not be employed at another job (M-F, 8a-5p) during SROP

View application examples or the application preview.

Program Timeline

  • January: Application opens
  • March 11: Applications due
  • Late-March: Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis
  • April: Participants will be notified of their acceptance
  • May 3: SROP Orientation
  • June 16 -August 9: SROP partcipants active in their research
  • August 9: Present at the Summer Research Symposium. Last day of program.

View more details about the Summer Research Opportunities Program or contact us with questions at or 815-753-8154.