Research projects are designed and supervised by faculty a mentor whose research interests complement those of the student.
The program activities are substantial, requiring a full-time commitment from each student (students cannot work, take classes, participate in any other summer research program, or go on vacation while in the program).
Attendance at meetings and seminars is mandatory.
Each student will be trained to write a research proposal and paper, and present his or her paper at the UCSD Summer Research Conference.
Participants receive a stipend; the amount of the stipend varies depending on the program in which they are enrolled (Genentech, McNair and UC Scholars). Some programs also offer participants free on-campus housing.
You may choose to set up direct deposit so the stipends go directly into your bank account, rather than receiving a paper check (read instructions for setting up direct deposit).