Research Mentorship Program (RMP)

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, they 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 UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.

Program Dates: June 20 – July 30, 2021

Applications for the 2021 program will open on December 15, 2020.

Currently, we are preparing for the 2021 program to be offered in-person. However, in the case that public health officials do not deem it safe to return to campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will transition the program to remote delivery and notify impacted students. Please note that the final decision about the delivery style of RMP will not be made until Spring 2021.