Summer Research Academies


UC Santa Barbara's Summer Research Academies offer a dynamic, 4-week summer experience 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 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 lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UC Santa Barbara research community as they present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology.

Program Dates: June 26 – July 22, 2022

Applications for the 2022 program have closed

View the Pre-College Brochure.


The Summer Research Academies are planned to be delivered in-person in summer 2022, if public health guidance continues to allow.