IROP Application Guide
Once you know IROP is the right program for you, identify a research topic that gets you excited, perhaps one that keeps you up at night or that your roommates are tired of hearing about. Then, identify a faculty mentor with expertise in that subject area and together discuss your ideas for a project. Consider whether your project will involve health and safety regulations and therefore require permission from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. (Consult this checklist.)
If you have an idea but need help identifying a mentor, program coordinator Georgeann Murphy can help—with this and any other startup questions you have. Plan to meet with her as soon as possible during the planning process: firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 862-1933.
Once you have a solid research project idea, download all four sections of the application and review what it asks you to do. Consult our advice for writing an effective proposal and allow ample time to complete all application materials. Remember that faculty mentors often are quite busy, and give them adequate time to complete and submit letters of recommendation to the IROP office. Make sure your faculty mentor signs your final application and budget. Then, submit your completed application to Hood House 209 by the application deadline.
October 17, 2012 for juniors who will conduct research abroad in summer 2013
April 10, 2013 for sophomores who will conduct research abroad in summer 2014
Applications must be submitted to the Hamel Center office (Hood House 209) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline dates above.
When you are ready to apply, please fill out the cover sheet online, then print and attach it to your complete application. The non-narrative portions of the proposal (including the budget) may also be filled out online. Please save these forms to your computer before entering any information. You may then save and return to the forms later for completion. Please keep in mind the criteria for faculty review of IROP proposals.
Regarding the faculty recommendations, it is your responsibility to deliver these pieces to the appropriate faculty members.
Application checklist (listing all the components of the IROP application)
Application cover sheet (fillable online)
Application proposal (fillable and narrative sections for students to write and faculty mentors to review)
Application budget (fillable online)
Faculty mentor recommendation (for mentor to complete manually and submit to Hood House 209 in a sealed envelope)
Faculty recommendation (for other faculty to complete manually and submit to Hood House 209 in a sealed envelope)
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