Through the SSRP program, undergraduate mentees develop fundamental research skills and receive meaningful mentorship from graduate researchers to prepare them for future scholarly pursuits. In turn, graduate student mentors gain experience leading a research team and the conscientious support of undergraduate mentees for their research projects. IRLE also provides participants with training in basic research methods and data visualization.

For their participation in SSRP, graduate student mentors will receive a $1,000 stipend (two $500 stipends), and undergraduate mentees will receive a $2,000 stipend (two $1,000 stipends, one per semester).

The program aims to attract students from all backgrounds, and provide meaningful, hands-on social sciences research experience.

The 2022-2023 SSRP application period is now closed for this year. Check back in Spring 2023 for application details.

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How It Works

Research and Mentorship Expectations

“I love my research team and it has really helped me adjust to the research world and Berkeley. Having a grad student I feel comfortable talking with is so helpful.”

2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Mentee

Current and Past Cohorts