MSROP FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSROP)

Who can apply?

Applicants must be University of Minnesota students and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.    

What is the application deadline?

Applications must be received by March 1, 2017 to be reviewed.

What are the program dates?

June 5 - August 11,  2017

How many students are accepted into MSROP?

10-12 students (based on funding)

Can I take a class over the summer?

No

How will I be contacted?

You are contacted primarily by e-mail. Be sure the e-mail you put on your application is one you check regularly.

When will decisions be made?

Selected individuals will be contacted for interviews in late March.   Notification of selection is early April.

When does the review of applications begin?

Late March, 2016 (Only complete applications are reviewed).   

How will I know if my application is complete?

We will send you a confirmation email; however, it is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete. If you are unsure, send an e-mail to MSROP@umn.edu.

How long is the interview?

Approximately 30 minutes.

I have been asked to take part in an interview, does that mean I am accepted into the program?

No.  The interview process is another step to help us to select the candidates.

How are faculty mentors assigned?

Students are asked to list faculty member(s) whom they have contacted about the possibility of a mentoring relationship.  If you do not list faculty member(s), it is important to list your research interest in detail; we do have several faculty that are looking for summer research participants via the Gender Policy Report.   Students are then paired with faculty based on the research and disciplinary interest expressed in the application.

Is my application viewed differently if I DO NOT identify a faculty mentor with whom I'd like to work?

Yes.  If you are having difficulty identifying a faculty mentor, you are encouraged to contact MSROP prior to the deadline date for assistance so that your application will be given full consideration.  If you do not list faculty member(s) it is important to list your research interest in detail; we do have several faculty that are looking for summer research participants via the Gender Policy Report.

How is housing handled?

Each U of Minnesota participant will receive a one time housing allowance of $500 to help with room and board.  U of Minnesota students are responsible for finding their own housing.

 

For more information:

 

612-625-6858
MSROP@umn.edu 

 

 

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