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Summer Research Programs (at UC San Diego)

Learn where to find summer research opportunities within UCSD.

Qualcomm Institute (formerly Calitt2) Summer Research Seminars and Networking Program – University of California, San Diego 

The interdisciplinary program provided UC San Diego college students with the opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty members, professionals and peers. The institute is revamping the program for 2015 to focus on value-added, hands-on training sessions on research communications (including how to make professional presentations, public speaking, and use social media to publicize research findings) while also offering networking opportunities with other students and faculty. The summer program will consist of various workshops and seminars for all UCSD students who can benefit from the institute's summer training events.

Engineers for Exploration – University of California, San Diego
The Engineers for Exploration program engages undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines in cyber-physical systems research motivated by real world challenges in exploration and scientific discovery.

Program Dates: June 19 – August 28, 2016
Deadline: March 14, 2016

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) – University of California, San Diego 
The goal of the IMSD program is to motivate, mentor, and facilitate the transition of students from disadvantaged economic and social backgrounds and students with disabilities from college education to Ph.D. programs in the sciences. The UCSD-IMSD program is composed of three consecutive phases starting with training during the first years of a student’s college education, followed by hands-on research experience, and ending with the awarding of a Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences..

Program Dates: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) Program – University of California, San Diego 
PRIME provides project-based, international experience for undergraduate students, leveraging several UCSD programs and NSF’s investment in the Pacific Rim Application Grid middleware Assembly (PRAGMA).

Program Dates: 30 weeks
Deadline: February 20, 2015 by 4pm

Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) – University of California, San Diego 
An eight-week summer research academy for undergraduate students, recent graduates, and masters students. STARS offers an exciting research internship for students by participating in an ongoing UCSD research project and experience the rigors and challenges of graduate study at a top rated research institution.

Program Dates: June 19 – August 12, 2016
Deadline: February 20, 2016

Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) – University of California, San Diego 
SURF is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates designed to engage students in diverse and exciting earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences research at a world-renowned institution.

Program Dates: June 18 – August 22, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015

The UCSD CAMP Summer Research Program – University of California, San Diego 
The UCSD CAMP Summer Research Program is a ten-week, full-time research experience for CAMP undergraduates enrolled at UC San Diego. This program is only open to CAMP and CAMP-eligible students enrolled at UC San Diego.

Program Dates: June 20 – August 26, 2016
Deadline: February 16, 2016

Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) – University of California, San Diego 
The UC LEADS program identifies, encourages, and trains undergraduates who have potential for leadership as graduate students and also as future leaders committed to address the educational and economical factors leading to underrepresentation of domestic minorities in STEM fields.

Program Dates: 2 year program
Deadline: February 19, 2016

UC Scholars Program – University of California, San Diego 
The UC Scholars Program is a 8-week, full-time research experience for full-time UCSD undergraduate students. All majors are welcome. International Students currently attending UCSD are welcome to apply.

Program Dates: June 20 – August 12, 2016
Deadline: February 1, 2016 10 a.m. Pacific Time

MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) – University of California, San Diego 
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is an 8-week research program for undergraduate students who seek future training in a MD/PhD program in medicine.

Program Dates: June 20 – August 12, 2016
Deadline: February 14, 2016