Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program (SIURP) - Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program (SIURP) for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students at CSUMB and UCSC is a summer residential program that will expose Latinx and other underrepresented students to undergraduate research, graduate school pathways, and careers in academia. 

The SIURP will take place from July 10 - 23, 2022. UCSC and CSUMB students participating in SIURP will immerse themselves in a 2-week series of presentations and activities during which they will be partnered up with a current UCSC graduate student who will serve as their mentor, and will be provided UCSC on-campus housing and meals for the entire week, all at no cost.

Participant Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and practice the components of research or creative activity.
  2. Identify the benefits of participating in undergraduate research for themselves and for the advancement of knowledge.
  3. Prepare and practice strategies for communicating confidently and constructively with faculty 
  4. Develop their scholar identity as researchers from Latinx backgrounds and other underrepresented groups.
  5. Recognize the graduate school pathway and careers in academia as possible components within their overall goals.

Program Outcomes

In addition, the SIURP will provide an experience through which student participants will:

  1. Be in community with other motivated scholars, graduate student mentors, faculty, and staff who support each other on the path to undergraduate research and graduate school. 
  2. Create plans for the next steps to take in commencing undergraduate research participation at their home institution during the academic year.
  3. Take the initial steps outlined in their plans.

The application is NOW CLOSED. 

For more details about the program, please check out our virtual information session video:

Please see these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information, but if you have any other inquiries or concerns, please contact:

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