New UCSB SACNAS Scholars Program

November 9, 2020

The UCSB Summer Institute for Mathematics and Science, the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, and the UCSB Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Career Pathways Program will be accepting applications for a new summer research internship, beginning in the Summer of 2021. The program will provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on research training during an 8-week intensive summer program and full academic year internship, as well as provide funding and support for professional development or training that will inform and prepare them for post-graduation career opportunities or advanced academic pursuits. 

Once selected as SACNAS Scholars, the students embark upon an academic-year long program of scientific research and educational enrichment guided by faculty advisors, graduate student and postdoc mentors, and staff at CSEP. Scholars begin with an 8-week full-time summer research experience and continue their research into the following academic year. Scholars are provided with an invaluable opportunity to explore their discipline, experience a research environment, and improve their opportunities for future study in their chosen field. Each scholar is mentored by a member of the UCSB faculty, who assists the student in designing a plan of research and enrichment activities fitted to the individual interests and academic goals of the student.

SACNAS Scholars are expected to become leaders within the UCSB SACNAS undergraduate community by participating in and organizing relevant workshops and undergrad research information sessions. No prior community service, outreach, or leadership experience is required, however, applicants should indicate how they might contribute to the chapter mission of ‘improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce, also mentoring college students in science, mathematics and engineering.’

Applications for Summer 2021 will open mid-December 2020 and close at 11:59PM on February 21, 2021.We are planning for an 8-week summer session (June 21 - Aug 13, 2021) that may be in-person or virtual as circumstances allow. 

Scholars will receive:

  • $3,500 stipend for Summer 
  • $1,500 stipend for Academic Year ($500 for each quarter the Scholar engages in research at a minimum of 5 hrs per week)
  • $1,000 Professional Development funding 


  • All currently enrolled full-time UCSB STEM majors  
  • Students must have at least 1.5 years left before graduation (summer + following academic year). 
  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents  

Application available soon. 

Questions? Please contact Samantha Davis ( or  M. Ofelia Aguirre Paden ( 

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