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URH Summer Research Programs

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The Summer Research Program (SRP) is made up of 8+ programs which are either 8 or 10 weeks long. Each program has a cohort and a coordinator. While requirements for each program are different, program coordinators work together to create a summer community that brings together students from all the programs. ALL SRP students are paid a stipend!

SRP equips students with the skills to become research scholars, encourage students' pursuit of graduate study, and increase graduate school enrollment among underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation college students.

  • 8-week programs run from June 24, 2024 - August 16, 2024
  • 10-week programs run from June 24, 2024 - August 30, 2024

Requirements for all summer programs:

  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Work at least 30 hours / week with a mentor throughout the 8 or 10 week program
  • Attend SRP Orientation
  • Present their research at the Summer Research Conference in mid-August
  • Be present throughout their entire program
  • Students cannot work or take classes in the summer while in SRP

*Each program has additional specific requirements. Look through the programs to ensure you qualify before applying.

  • CAMP


    The California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) in Science, Engineering and Mathematics is a UC-wide program that provides support and a research program for ethnically underrepresented students majoring in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and technology.


    EMPOWER Scholars are transfer engineering students who meet program eligibility requirements and are driven to take major strides toward their engineering careers by utilizing scholarship, mentorship, and academic resources provided to them.
  • Genentech Scholars Program

    Genentech Scholars Program

    The Genentech Scholars Program is a 10-week, full-time summer research experience for undergraduates in the life sciences and biotechnology fields, supported by the Genentech Foundation.
  • Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

    Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

    The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) allows a participating student to conduct research that relates to the student's area of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives. Research is not limited to scientific research and can take place outside of an academic discipline.
  • McNair Program

    McNair Program

    The McNair Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide low-income, first generation college students, and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education, with doctoral study preparation. McNair students in the program will conduct research starting the winter quarter through the summer.
  • STARTneuro


    STARTneuro is a competitive program that trains, mentors, and funds diverse incoming transfer students as they enter neuroscience research. Students start during the summer before they start at UC San Diego and continue for two years through the academic years and subsequent summer.


    Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS) conduct research, guided artistic or creative projects, or public service opportunities, under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty member for 10-weeks during the summer.
  • UC Scholars

    UC Scholars

    The UC Scholars Program is an 8-week, full-time summer research experience for undergraduates, supported by UC San Diego's Office of Student Affairs and the Undergraduate Research Hub.
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)

    Undergraduate Research Scholarships (URS)

    In UC San Diego's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) >program, several different donor-funded scholarships are available across multiple research areas. Undergraduate students use the funds for a research project to be completed over the summer under the guidance of a UC San Diego faculty mentor.