- Stipend: $3000 (UC Scholars) or $3500 (Genentech), plus housing support, workshops, seminars
- Summer Research Program
- Supplemental Questions
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Information about your letter of recommendation writerYour application will not be complete until a letter of recommendation is received (only one letter is needed). Please provide the name and contact information of your letter writer below. Once you save the UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars portion of the application, the letter writer will receive instructions about how to submit the letter of recommendation online (you can save your application without submitting it). *We strongly recommend that applicants contact potential letter writers in advance to confirm that they will be able to write a letter and complete the required form on the applicant's behalf.* Saving your application will automatically send the letter request to your letter writer, so be sure to contact him/her in advance. Letters from faculty are preferred. Letters from supervisors in research-focused industry or organizations are also acceptable. Applicants who have transferred to UC San Diego this year sometimes obtain a letter from a professor at their former institution.
Because letter writers will only receive information about the letter of recommendation *after* you have saved your UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars portion of the application, it is important that you do so as soon as possible so that your letter writer will have sufficient time to complete the letter by the deadline of February 8th, 2024.
- a. Recommender's name (first and last) and email address
- b. Recommender's department
- c. Recommender's institution/university (recommenders can be from previous institutions such as Community Colleges; if you have already done some research, we do prefer hearing from someone who supervised you during that research experience)
Previous Program Participation
- a. Have you ever participated in any of the below-listed programs at the University of California? If 'None of the above' please so indicate.
- b. Other (please specify; if no other programs, please enter n/a)
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Program InterestPlease indicate your interest in being considered for the UC Scholars Program and/or the Genentech Scholars Program.
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - What is your current mentor status?
- If you are selected for this program, do you know who your research mentor will be?
- If you know who your faculty research mentor will be, or if you have some prospective research mentors in mind, please provide their name(s) and department(s) here:
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars – General Research Area
- What general area(s) does your (likely) research project fall under? (this may or may not be the same as your major):
- What is (are) your sub-field(s)?
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Previous research
Have you had any previous research experience? If yes, please describe it briefly and give us your role in the project. If no, please write “no” and this lack of experience will not count against you. (max: 100 words)<
Short Answer: Interest in major
When did you become interested in your general field of interest? Tell us about how it led you to choose this major and what you like most about your major. What about it makes you passionate or excites you? (200 words or fewer)
Short Answer: Why summer research?
In general, why do you want to be in a summer research program? Additionally, what about this/these specific program(s) do you find especially appealing? (max: 200 words)
Choose one of these to answer: Past academic achievement or background relevant to researchFor the item that you are not answering, please write "Answered other prompt."
- Describe one academic achievement that made you especially proud. Did you have to overcome any obstacles or challenges to achieve it? (max: 200 words)
- Describe unique, personally important, and/or challenging factors in your background and how they relate to your research interests. (max: 200 words)
Short Answer: Why research?
Why do you want to do research? Please include any information that might aid the selection committee in evaluating your interest in and potential for doing research. (max: 200 words)
Short Answer: Future goals, degrees, career path
In a few sentences, briefly describe your future goals, including your future degree(s) and career path. It is fine if you are still undecided; please give us a few of the career paths you are considering. (max: 50 words)
UC Scholars and Genentech Scholars - Program Ranking
Below are a number of programs to which you might be applying. Please indicate your top three choices among these programs. If you are applying to fewer than three programs, you can select “Not applying to other programs.” Please ensure that you enter your ranking of top 3 choices in the same order for each application that you submit in this application portal.
Many students who apply to the UC Scholars Program and/or the Genentech Scholars Program also apply to other opportunities for the summer. Applicants are encouraged to explore a variety of options and to apply to multiple programs. Note that if you do get accepted into multiple programs, you will only be able to accept one.
Indicating your ranking here does NOT serve as an application to these programs; the programs listed below, other than Genentech and UC Scholars, have a separate application process. When you submit the current application, you will have applied to the Genentech Program and/or the UC Scholars Program (depending on your response to the Program Interest question above) and will need to submit separate applications to the other programs.
- First choice
- Second choice
- Third choice
- How did you hear about this application?
- How did you hear about this application?
- If you selected any option(s) that ask(s) you to "Specify Below," please elaborate here. Otherwise, type N/A.
Additional clarificationAre there any responses in your general application or in the program-specific application that you feel need clarification? For instance, if you indicated that one of your parents received a college degree, but that person was a non-custodial parent with whom you had few interactions, you could indicate that here.
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