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UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars


Program Information

The UC Scholars Program is an 8-week, full-time summer research experience for undergraduates, supported by UC San Diego's Division of Student Affairs and the Undergraduate Research Hub (URH). The Genentech Scholars Program is a 10-week, full-time summer research experience for undergraduates, supported by the Genentech Foundation. 

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Application details

Applications for Summer 2022 are now OPEN! Deadline for receipt of all application elements is February 7, 2022, 11:59 pm.

There are two steps to the application: the general application and the UC Scholars & Genentech Scholars application. We recommend filling out the general application ASAP, as it contains general information that can be used to apply to other programs as well.

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Genentech Scholars

The Genentech Scholars Program is a 10-week full-time summer research program that is a sister program to the UC Scholars Program. The Genentech Foundation seeks to support students in life science and technology fields who may have faced barriers to engaging in research in the past. Participants in the Genentech Scholars Program have essentially the same experience as students in the UC Scholars Program, with the main difference being that the Genentech Scholars Program is weeks longer and will have a proportionately larger stipend. Almost all events during the summer will have both UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars together as a combined group. There is not a separate application for the Genentech Scholars Program; students who apply to the UC Scholars Program will be asked to indicate whether they would like to be considered for the Genentech Scholars Program in the application

If you have any questions about the Genentech Scholars Program, please reach out to the program coordinator, Dr. Sophia Tsai (, 858-534-9014).

Coordinator Contact Information

Kirsten Kung
Phone: (858) 822-3750