The Summer Research Academies offer a dynamic, 4-week summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where 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 lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UC Santa Barbara research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology.
Program Dates: June 27 – July 23, 2021
The Summer Research Academies will be delivered virtually in summer 2021.
Applications for the 2021 program are now open through April 15, 2021.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.