The Committee on Institutional Cooperation established the Summer Research Opportunities Program several years ago. Its goal is to increase the number of minority and under-represented students with doctoral degrees. The program provides courses and faculty mentors to its participants. It also encourages its students to apply for admission to Big Ten Universities that are mostly located in the Midwest.
The Summer Research Initiative is an eight-week program at the University of Maryland, College Park that allows students of color and other students with interests in serving diverse communities to conduct research on a topic of their choice. Like the SROP, its major goal is to increase the number of minority students in graduate programs.
The UF McNair Scholars and University Scholars Programs allow students to work with faculty mentors for a full academic year and provides, stipends and workshops to assist them as they conduct research in their chosen fields.
The BOE Program is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs and gives entering first-generation and low-income students opportunities to work with faculty mentors, conduct research, meet other entering graduate students, and earn four credits toward their graduate degrees.