Pathways to Research (P2R)





On behalf of the Pathways to Research (P2R) team, thank you for considering P2R among the many opportunities available to you at UCSC!

P2R is a research-mentoring program for EOP undergraduate students majoring in a social science or humanities discipline. Over the program year, undergraduate mentees receive mentorship from a Ph.D. student on topics spanning the research process and graduate school preparation.

This year, P2R is pleased to offer spots for 25 student participants. Of these, at least 15 spots will be reserved for sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling at UCSC for a fifth year who will participate in P2R Path 2 - and commit to joining P2R for 2 years. The increased program length is designed to support students in planning a primary data project and learning about the graduate school application process in their first year and collecting primary data and applying to graduate school in the second year. Each participant is expected to dedicate 5-8 hours per week exclusively to their P2R project and students may enroll in independent studies with faculty to earn course credit. Upon completing each program quarter, students will receive a stipend of $500. Each participant will present their independent research proposal or data analysis at the Spring Symposium in the seventh week of the spring quarter. Path 2 participants will continue mentorship through the summer and into the following year.


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