Research Mentorship Program


The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.

In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor, students will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UC Santa Barbara research community as they present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and network with equally ambitious and curious peers.

Program Dates: June 19 – July 29, 2022

Applications for the 2022 program have closed.

View the 2022 Pre-College brochure.


The Research Mentorship Program is planned to be delivered in-person in summer 2022, if public health guidance continues to allow.