Summer Undergraduate Research at Caltech
Caltech's WAVE Fellows program is a 10-week undergraduate research program that provides robust programming in the areas of academic and professional development.
Caltech’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is but one manifestation of our commitment to institutional excellence. Diversity is essential to achieving and maintaining scientific excellence. – excerpt from Caltech’s Statement of Mission-Based Values
The WAVE Fellows program supports this goal by increasing visibility and accessibility to Caltech’s PhD programs to undergraduates in STEM fields who are seriously considering attending graduate school. WAVE Fellows is a 10-week undergraduate research program that provides robust programming in the areas of academic and professional development.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.
Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $7,740 award for the ten-week program. An additional $2,000 on-campus housing supplement and $260 travel supplement will be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 9, 2023.
Program information sessions will be held throughout November.