University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division

UCR GradEdge/JumpStart Summer Program

AGEP Group Photo Fall 2011


UCR is located in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the country and has the most diverse undergraduate population in the UCR system. UCR is also the fastest growing campus in the UC system, increasing from 8,382 students in 1995-96 to over 22,000 in 2015-16. The UCR's GradEdge/JumpStart program takes full advantage of the shifting demographics of the university to significantly increase the participation of under-represented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduate programs.

The program is designed to help incoming graduate students get a head start on their graduate student experience.  As such, the 8-week summer program combines developmental seminars, community building activities, research activities, and guidance in the NSF GRFP application.

Summer Program Information:

The dates of the 2018 summer program are July 9th - August 31st.  During the program, participants will:

  • conduct research in a lab with a faculty mentor
  • attend a weekly fellowship writing class (for more information see question 1 of our FAQs)
  • attend a weekly quantitative methods class
  • attend a weekly developmental seminar
  • participate in a "journal club" meeting conducted by a faculty member (once or twice during the program)
  • be invited to community building events (not mandatory)

You can find our FAQs about the program here.

For more information, contact:

Hillary Jenks
Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
Telephone: (951) 827-3386

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238