2024 USC JumpStart Program Application
Opens Jan 22 2024 11:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Feb 27 2024 11:59 PM (PST)
Description

Summer Program Overview 

USC's JumpStart Program aims to provide a pathway to PhD programs for undergraduate students. JumpStart works with USC schools and programs to invite diverse candidates from outside institutions to apply for 10-week in-person summer research opportunities in various PhD disciplines. In the past, research opportunities have been in STEM, social sciences and humanities. Available opportunities range from lab-based research to mentored participation in other types of faculty projects. 

JumpStart students will be selected by faculty hosts for their in-person research opportunity with the expectation that students will be devoting, on average, 37.5 hours of effort each week. The program begins May 31, 2024 and ends August 5, 2024. 

Program Benefits

  •  $5,ooo Stipend *
  • Campus Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Parking Passes
  • PhD Application Fee Waiver
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Dean of the Graduate School Scholarship (available to out-of-state residents) **

*All admitted applicants must complete a second process related to stipend eligibility before starting the program. Stipend may be subject to taxation.  **Dean's scholarship includes stipend, campus housing and reimbursement for approved travel to/from Los Angeles. Limited number of scholarships to be awarded on a competitive basis.

Dean's Scholarships 

As a pilot, we will be offering non-California residents from four-year institutions a limited number of competitive Dean’s Scholarships. This will include the stipend, campus housing, and approved transportation costs to/from Los Angeles.   

PhD Student Mentors 

We will reintroduce a mentoring component that will be an opportunity for our Diversity, Inclusion and Access and new Provost Fellows to mentor a JumpStart student. 

Eligibility 

Program 

  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
  • Rising junior or senior from outside USC OR
  • Community college students with at least 30 completed transferrable units (in-state applicants only)

Dean of the Graduate School Scholarship (non-California applicants only)

  • A small number of competitive Dean’s scholarships that include a stipend, campus housing and reimbursement for approved travel to/from Los Angeles are available to non-California residents studying at four-year institutions outside California

2024 USC JumpStart Program Application


Summer Program Overview 

USC's JumpStart Program aims to provide a pathway to PhD programs for undergraduate students. JumpStart works with USC schools and programs to invite diverse candidates from outside institutions to apply for 10-week in-person summer research opportunities in various PhD disciplines. In the past, research opportunities have been in STEM, social sciences and humanities. Available opportunities range from lab-based research to mentored participation in other types of faculty projects. 

JumpStart students will be selected by faculty hosts for their in-person research opportunity with the expectation that students will be devoting, on average, 37.5 hours of effort each week. The program begins May 31, 2024 and ends August 5, 2024. 

Program Benefits

  •  $5,ooo Stipend *
  • Campus Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Parking Passes
  • PhD Application Fee Waiver
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Dean of the Graduate School Scholarship (available to out-of-state residents) **

*All admitted applicants must complete a second process related to stipend eligibility before starting the program. Stipend may be subject to taxation.  **Dean's scholarship includes stipend, campus housing and reimbursement for approved travel to/from Los Angeles. Limited number of scholarships to be awarded on a competitive basis.

Dean's Scholarships 

As a pilot, we will be offering non-California residents from four-year institutions a limited number of competitive Dean’s Scholarships. This will include the stipend, campus housing, and approved transportation costs to/from Los Angeles.   

PhD Student Mentors 

We will reintroduce a mentoring component that will be an opportunity for our Diversity, Inclusion and Access and new Provost Fellows to mentor a JumpStart student. 

Eligibility 

Program 

  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
  • Rising junior or senior from outside USC OR
  • Community college students with at least 30 completed transferrable units (in-state applicants only)

Dean of the Graduate School Scholarship (non-California applicants only)

  • A small number of competitive Dean’s scholarships that include a stipend, campus housing and reimbursement for approved travel to/from Los Angeles are available to non-California residents studying at four-year institutions outside California
Opens
Jan 22 2024 11:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Feb 27 2024 11:59 PM (PST)