Important Dates

Application Opens
May 15, 2024

Application Deadline
June 23, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

Award Notifications
July 12, 2024

Program Dates
August 11 - August 30, 2024

SIMS Scholars Program

The Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science (SIMS) is a 3-week academic preparation and research training program for incoming first-year students intending to enroll at UCSB directly from high school in the Fall 2024. 

SIMS includes academic skills development, early undergraduate research, mentoring, community building, career awareness, personal and professional development that prepare first-year students to be competitive for subsequent academic and training opportunities, leading toward advanced degree programs or directly into the workforce.


Questions about the program? Please contact the SIMS Coordinator (

To apply to the program, visit the How to Apply tab.