Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP)

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides underrepresented undergraduates an opportunity to develop research skills and prepare for research-based graduate programs during an intensive ten-week summer program.

In this summer experience, students work full-time with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, on a research project. Simultaneously, participants attend a series of seminars regarding graduate school preparation and research skill development. Such involvement is expected to improve the quality of the participants’ undergraduate experiences, to enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor’s degrees, and to attract larger numbers of prepared underrepresented students to research-based graduate programs.  

Program Timeline

MSROP runs for ten weeks and is held on the U of MN, Twin Cities campus June 4 - August 10 2018. Applications are due March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. CST.