Summer Research Academies (SRA)

The Summer Research Academies offer a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter 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

Applications for the 2021 program will open on December 1, 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 SRA will not be made until Spring 2021.

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Monday, April 27, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020