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Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer Program

Application Deadline March 15, 2015

The Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer Program provides mentored research experiences in all disciplines to undergraduates at the junior level or continuing seniors with the potential to succeed in graduate study, but who have experienced situations or conditions that have adversely impacted their advancement in their field of study. The program targets talented and motivated students who can benefit from additional encouragement and academic support.

The ARC Summer Program fosters and supports students in scholarly research endeavors to help them achieve their personal and professional goals as undergraduates and to prepare them for their next challenge.

Once chosen as an ARC Scholar, the student embarks on a 7-week summer program of research and graduate school preparation, and provided with an opportunity to explore their discipline, experience research, and improve their opportunities for future study in their chosen field. Scholars are matched individually with UCSB faculty and graduate student mentors who provide training and support. ARC Scholars will receive the following:

·         A 7-week summer research experience from June 22 to August 7, 2015

·         $2500 summer program stipend

·         Housing accommodations: Non-UCSB students are accommodated in University Housing; UCSB students receive $900 housing stipend

·         Weekly academic enrichment and professional development workshops

·         Participation in end-of-summer symposium to present research work

·         Preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)



·         U.S. citizens or permanent residents

·         Priority consideration:

o   Groups underrepresented in higher education

o   Students from economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds

o   First generation to attend college

o   Non-traditional students

o   Individuals who have faced life challenges

·         Completion of at least the junior year by June 2015

·         Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0



Application forms and additional information can be found at:

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