Research Mentorship Program


Program Dates: June 20 – August 4, 2023
Students must attend the program in its entirety, including the virtual component June 20 – 23, 2023.

Application Window: Applications for the 2023 program open December 15, 2022, and close on March 15, 2023. Admissions occur on a rolling basis.

View the 2023 Pre-College brochure.


The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive 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 forging 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, students will be immersed in university life and network with equally ambitious and curious peers.