Undergraduate Research Programs

Summer Research Opportunity Program for 2016

The UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) was established to promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who may not have had exposure to the academic environment of a research university.

SROP offers summer research opportunities in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the summer or spring of 2016, except UC Berkeley students). It is an eight-week program that will commence on Sunday, June 5, 2016, and continue through Saturday, July 30, 2016.

The goal of SROP is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of faculty and graduate student mentors. 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.

Application deadline: February 1, 2016

The second portion of the application, faculty recommendations, can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit the Adobe website.

Creating Connections Consortium & Liberal Arts Diversity Organizations

We welcome applications to the UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program from the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) and Liberal Arts Diversity Organizations (LADO).

Application deadline for C3/LADO applicants is: February 1, 2016

The C3 consists of Middlebury College, Williams College, and Connecticut College. Click here for a list of LADO institutions.

For additional program details or questions please contact SROP Program Coordinator, Cynthia Ladd-Viti.

Science Applicants

Undergraduate students in the biological sciences (including Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Genetics/Genomics & Development, Immunology, Integrative Biology , Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience/ Neurobiology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, Plant & Microbial Biology, RNA Systems Biology, Structural Biology, Synthetic Biology), please see the Amgen Scholars Program.

Prospective students may also call (510) 643-6010 or email grad.diversity@berkeley.edu for additional information.

UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Additional Opportunities

Find additional information about the many research opportunities available to UC Berkeley undergraduates.