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 220 laboratories.

Our ten-week summer undergraduate programs are held on both our La Jolla, California and Jupiter, Florida campuses and offer students the opportunity to experience research with and be mentored by our world-renowned faculty. All participants receive a stipend and housing is provided on a nearby university campus.

Students wishing to be considered for a Scripps Research summer program can apply to either the California or Florida campus with a single application. The application button on this page allows students to apply for any of the following three programs:

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

June 6 - August 12, 2022 (ten weeks)

On the Florida campus, all participants must start and end on the specified dates, while on the California campus, 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.