Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a number of Summer Research Opportunities to undergraduate students.  These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into research programs are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match the student’s research interest. Students gain valuable skills for success in post-graduate studies and careers in their chosen field. Upon completing their summer research, students have the opportunity to present and receive reviews of their individual work.  The SROP goal is to create a diverse academic environment by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students in UW-Madison graduate programs and ultimately the professoriate.

The 2016 SROP application is now closed. If you have questions about the UW-Madison SROP program, email

Students mingle during a poster session at the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)

Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)

REU in The Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy

Housing astronomy telescopes, a row of observatory domes on the rooftop of Sterling Hall glow in the golden light of a summer sunset.

Research Experience for Undergraduates - Astrophysics (REU Astrophysics)

Students discuss their research during a poster session as part of the Summer Education Research Program

Summer Education Research Program (SERP)

A group picture of the 2013 participants in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE/REU in Engineering)

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE/REU in Engineering)

Nanotechnology REU

Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering/REU in Chemistry

PREP program logo

Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP)