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Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI)

The Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) provides a comprehensive program of orientation and academic support designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong research foundation. FSRI is designed to introduce incoming underrepresented and/or underserved first- year students to Caltech's research and math curriculum, culture, academic and student support services.

This fully-funded program offers each participant:

  • A 5-week summer research experience with a Caltech faculty member, postdoctoral scholar, or graduate student

  • A 4-week opportunity to prepare for Caltech's first year math course

  • Room and board on Caltech’s campus

  • Group field trips, excursions, and social activities

  • Opportunities to learn and engage in first-year student programing and Caltech culture

  • Travel assistance available for those who qualify


Learn more about FSRI


 2017 Freshman Summer Research Institute dates:

July 9 - August 12, 2017


Click here to access the FSRI application.

You will need to log in using your Caltech Student Portal credentials.


The application deadline has been postponed to Friday, May 12th at midnight.


For more information about this program, contact Taso Dimitriadis at / 626-395-8108.