Summer Research Academies


UC Santa Barbara's Summer Research Academies offer a dynamic summer experience that engages qualified high school students in project-based, directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course in which they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field.

Students will develop academic and professional skills by presenting their research findings in a capstone seminar, networking with peers, and experiencing university life in a challenging environment. 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 27 – July 26, 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 – April 1, 2024
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

View the 2024 Pre-College Brochure.