Research Mentorship Program


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 with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a long list of disciplines offered by the program each year.

Along with their mentor, students will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The GRIT talks lecture series will connect students to some of the best minds within the UC Santa Barbara research community as they present 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.

Program Dates: June 17 – August 2, 2024
Students must attend the program in its entirety, starting with the virtual component and ending with the closing events.

Application Window: December 15, 2023 – March 18, 2024
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

View the 2024 Pre-College brochure.