NOTE: Applications for the 2023-2024 ERSP-UCSB cohort are now CLOSED.
Look for applications for the 2024-25 year after the Spring 2024 quarter.
Before you apply, we recommend that you read the questions below, prepare your responses in a separate file, and then copy and paste them into the application.
1. What do you hope to get out of participating in the CS Early Research Scholars Program?
2. One goal of this program is to broaden access to university research to students who have historically faced barriers—financial commitments, lack of role models/community/knowledge of graduate study, first-generation, etc. Please describe how your participating in this program would be helpful to you in overcoming such barriers.
3. Another goal of ERSP is to promote and support a diverse CS community along many dimensions including (but not necessarily limited to) gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and first-in-family to attend university. Part of building this community involves creating a space where students from under-served groups feel included. Explain your understanding of how being from a under-served group affects a person's experience in CSE and how you came about this understanding.
Additionally, ERSP is open to students in CS and CE majors who have not taken any upper division CS courses and are in their first year at UCSB at the time of application. We do make exceptions on an individual basis,so if you do not meet ALL of these criteria you MUST provide a short essay below (1-2 paragraphs) describing why you feel that an exception should be made in your case.
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List of mentors and projects
Mentors and projects for the 2023-24 offering of ERSP will be posted later in the summer (around the end of July). However, to get an idea of the kinds of projects offered, see the list of participating faculty advisors and projects for previous years: