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How to Apply to SROP

Apply to SROP at Illinois with the CIC SROP Application

If you would like to apply to the Summer Research Opportunities Program at the University of Illinois, please submit your application through the CIC SROP online application.

Applying through the CIC SROP online application means that you do not need to request, pay for, and send us duplicate copies of your transcripts and letters of recommendation.  We will have full access to these documents through the CIC website.

Another benefit to you is that even if Illinois is your first choice, you are still able to apply to other CIC Insitution universities without needing to reproduce the information.

The CIC SROP online application will ask you to identify the specific insititution(s) to which you would like to apply. Be sure to choose University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or we will not receive your application. 

Please read the SROP Application Guide offered on the CIC SROP site. It will give you useful information and instructions on completing the application.

Have you been recommended by an Illinois faculty member?

If you have been recommended by a University of Illinois faculty member or partner institution, please have that person contact us at telling us that they have recommended you for our SROP Program. Please note: it is not necessary to be recommended by an Illinois faculty member to be accepted into SROP at Illinois.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Please note that we will begin reviewing applications submitted to the CIC website on a rolling basis beginning in mid-November with offers to follow.

Questions may be emailed to  Be sure to include your name and undergraduate institution with each e-mail correspondence.