Jan 15 2021

Department Deadline: SROP Early Admissions Fellowship (extended)

January 15, 2021

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Chicago, IL 60612

Students eligible for the SROP Fellowship must have successfully completed SROP at UIC in the same year in which they apply to the graduate program. SROP participants from previous years may also be nominated and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who come from groups that have been historically underrepresented in graduate education. Historically underrepresented groups include African American, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.

Nomination Procedures

Graduate departments may nominate students who are newly admitted to PhD programs under the auspices of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC SROP faculty mentors are made aware of the program before their SROP student begins the summer experience. and assess the student’s suitability for graduate study at UIC and this fellowship with their mentee during the summer. The departments and program must be willing to waiver the GRE requirement and admit the students to the graduate program prior to departmental deadlines. Nomination process and procedures are as follows:

  • At the conclusion of the SROP program in August, eligible SROP graduating seniors initiate an application for Graduate Admission to the UIC graduate program of their choice and automatically receive a UIC Diversity Program Participation Application Fee Waiver. If a SROP research mentor and their SROP mentee [candidate] agree to move forward with an early admission fellowship application, the timeline for nomination for 2020 is as follows:
  • The candidate formally applies to UIC and their SROP mentor submits a nomination to the graduate program Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) by December 15, 2020 [extended from 12/1]
  • The department decides whether to admit the candidate by January 15, 2021 [extended from 12/30]; the academic program’s DGS submits the SROP Early Admission Fellowship Nomination to the Graduate College for candidates who have been officially admitted. The candidate should be notified of the department’s admission and nomination decision.


Lunaire Ford (Assistant Dean for Diversity and Recruitment)

Date posted

Nov 19, 2020

Date updated

Dec 3, 2020