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Get $4500 this Summer through MSU::Apply by Feb 7

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We are encouraging interested applicants to apply for the MSU SROP virtual summer internship!

Here is the breakdown our new summer opportunities for 2022:
•       Course-Only students will be paid $500 (May 16-27, 2022)
•       Students that participate in short courses and the research experience starting May 17 will be paid $4500. (May 16-July 29, 2022)
•       New courses include Bioinformatics, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Public Policy and Packaging Design

I have attached the updated MSU SROP application.  Interested students can use this form to apply for individual courses. We offer research projects for a full range of STEM and social science students.  For more information about the program, applicants can visit us at

We will be hosting an upcoming virtual open house event to guide students through the application process to share with them what to expect.

Open House Date and Link:
•       January 31, 2022- 7:00-8:00 PM ET-

We look forward to receiving applications from your institution.

SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Michigan State University (MSU). The goal of the program at MSU is to increase the number of domestic under-represented undergraduate students who pursue graduate study and careers in teaching and research at colleges and universities. MSU SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and other professional development activities.
MSU SROP helps undergraduate students gain a competitive advantage as a graduate applicant by:
• Intense research activities that broaden technical and presentation skills
• Opportunities to present research results at a program symposium and in local research meetings
• Seminars that introduce students to a range of research fields across disciplinary lines
• Workshops on graduate admission procedures and professional development
• Informal social gatherings that provide a forum for student and faculty exchange of ideas and

All participants must be available to work 40 hours each week during the program. Due to the intense research
schedule, MSU SROP participants are discouraged to work an additional job or take additional courses during
the summer program.
Program Eligibility:
• Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
• Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college/university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin
Islands, or other U.S. territory
• Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale)
• Have completed at least two (2) semesters of undergraduate education
• Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program
• Have an interest in pursuing a graduate degree in one of MSU graduate programs
Application Requirements:
• Resume (1 page)
• College/University Transcript(s)
• Two (2) faculty letters of recommendation
• Statement of Research Interest (single-spaced, 400-600 words): Research motivations,
Academic exposure, Work experience
• Personal Statement (single-spaced, 400-600 words): Current career goals, Reasons in
pursuing graduate study at MSU, How participation in MSU SROP will help achieve
career goals, How background has influenced career goals

Program Details and Benefits:
• Program dates are 5/16-7/29, 2022
• Up to $4500 stipend for the program
• Opportunity to participate in MSU SROP Short Courses (May 16-27, 2022)
• Opportunities to present research at the AGEP Student Success Conference hosted by MSU
Submission Instructions and Due Date: Completed MSU SROP application materials must be
RECEIVED by February 7, 2022. Letters of recommendations can be mailed or emailed separately.

Please submit application materials to:

MSU SROP Program • The Graduate School • 466 W. Circle Drive • Chittenden Hall Room 130

Michigan State University • East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Or email at