The University of California, San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program is an eight week summer research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students. STARS offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Diego.
Most participants are funded by the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program from the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Office. The STARS program will fully cover the costs of participation including travel, housing, and stipend.
Additionally, students are funded by undergraduate research programs at their home institutions. Students must meet the specific criteria for those programs. Funding is not administered by the UCSD campus. Check with your home campus for additional information, availability of funding, and eligibility requirements. See below for examples of programs that have funded previous participants.
We also welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other programs not currently listed.
STARS is open to all disciplines.
Applications will be evaluated based on: