Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Scripps Research invites applications from college undergraduates who are pursuing studies in the chemical and biological sciences and are interested in performing cutting-edge research in one of our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our ten-week summer undergraduate programs are held on our La Jolla, California campus and offer students the opportunity to experience research with and be mentored by our world-renowned faculty. All participants receive a $6,250 stipend and housing is provided on a nearby university campus. A similar program is offered on UF Scripps Biomedical Research’s Jupiter, Florida campus.

Students wishing to be considered for a Scripps Research summer program can apply to either of the two programs below with a single application.

Click on a program name above or use the links in the navigation bar above to explore more details about these impactful summer research experiences.

June 3 - August 9, 2024 (ten weeks)

UPDATE: Applicants will be notified of their acceptance in early April.

Start and end dates are flexible and can be adjusted based on a participant's schedule. All participants must complete 10 weeks.

The goals of Scripps Research's summer undergraduate research programs are to:

  1. Enable program participants to feel comfortable in a laboratory setting and increase their research skills;
  2. Teach participants to think critically about the theory and application of biomedical research;
  3. Increase the participants’ proficiency in communicating scientific concepts; and
  4. Expand the number of underrepresented and first-generation to college students who consider careers in biomedical research.