Summer Research Institute

The CalTeach Summer Research Institute (SRI) stands as a distinguished eight-week program designed to foster a profound understanding of research methodologies within the realm of education among undergraduates from UC Berkeley and UC Merced.

  • Facilitates intensive research experiences on campus or nearby labs, complemented by a comprehensive seminar series dedicated to honing the application of research and data science competencies in K -12 classrooms
  • In addition to the seminar series, students participate in weekly sessions focused on research and curriculum development, further strategizing the tools essential for enhancing data literacy across K -12 education.

During the academic year after the summer term, students are eligible to partake in enriching professional development workshops and contribute to curriculum implementation initiatives within K -12 classrooms.

SRI 2024 will be held in-person during the Berkeley Summer Session C schedule. This year, there is a $3,000 stipend available for part-time (16-20hrs/week) internships for the 8-week placement. 

For more information on undergraduates, see CalTeach Summer Research Institute for Undergrads.

For Summer 2024, we are not accepting new applications from teachers, unless they have an independent source of funding. For more information and curricular resources from past summers, see CalTeach Summer Research Institute for Teachers.

We thank the generous funding of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Koshland Family Foundation

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the program, please contact

Summer Research Institute: Information Session

Please click on the links below to access the slides from the information session.