The Summer 2017 and Fall/Winter 2017/2018 ROP projects will be listed on line on Monday, February 6, 2017. Due date for applications is Monday, March 6, 2017.
The purpose of the Research Opportunity Program is to provide an opportunity for degree students in their second-year in the Faculty of Arts and Science to work on the research project of a professor in return for 299Y course credit. The Program is completely voluntary and serves to enhance the fundamental connection between teaching and research in a research intensive university. Enrolling in a ROP early in their academic careers gives students an opportunity to become involved in original research. They can expect to learn research methods and share in the excitement and discovery of acquiring new knowledge while earning course credit towards their degree and program requirements. Also, students develop continuing relationships with faculty members who can act as mentors during their undergraduate years and assist them in applications to graduate schools or professional faculties. Professors benefit from the help and enthusiasm of specifically selected students.
Summer ROP projects normally require working eighteen to twenty hours per week on the research project, an interim two-page report, and a substantial piece of written work towards the end of the academic session; for further details please see the 299Y Course Requirements.
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