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Psychology Research Experience Program


Summer 2011 Application Will Be Available Online: November 15, 2010

Application Deadline: Received By February 15, 2011

Admission Notification: Ongoing After January 1, 2011



To apply to the PREP program, please visit the UW-Madison Summer Research Opportunities (SROP) online application. There you will be able to complete Part One and Part Two of the application. 

Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the Selection Committee with all the completed application parts, consisting of the following:

Part One:

  • Three brief statements:
       1) Please write a statement of approximately 1,000 words or less describing how your participation 
              in a summer research program at UW-Madison would contribute to your future goals and 
              career plans.
       2) Please write a statement of approximately 500 words or less describing which area(s) of 
              research are of interest to you.
       3) Although previous research experience is not required to be considered for participation in our 
              summer program, please describe in 500 words or less any research experience you may have 
              had in the past.

Part Two:

  • Official college transcript(s) from the undergraduate academic institution(s) you attend/have attended
  • Two letters of recommendation obtained from your college professors or advisors who are familiar with your academic abilities and potential to do research. Please ask that they refer to your interest in a career in psychology, as well as the level of opportunities for comparable research at your home institution. Once you submit your application, your references will each be emailed a link to the online recommendation form. Please be sure that the email information you enter for each reference person is correct, and that they are expecting an email from PREP.

The application form asks you to rank the summer program(s) at UW-Madison that you would like to apply to, in order of preference. If PREP is your first choice program, please be sure to select it as such. If the summer 2011 programs list is not available at the time of your application submission, you will be contacted at a later date to gather this information.


You can save and return to the online application as many times as you need to complete the process before the deadline of February 15, 2011. Your application will be submitted only after pressing the "submit" button.


If needed, transcripts and letters of recommendation may also be sent to:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Psychology

Attn: PREP Program

1202 West Johnson Street

Madison, WI 53706-1611


Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Apply early to increase the likelihood of placement in the research area of your interest.

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