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Chico Adelante Program

Researchers Program

Program Objective: To provide Latinx and low-income graduate and undergraduate students a faculty-mentored, funded research experience during the summer. This program provides an introduction to emerging issues and real-world training in the research skills students need to advance in their fields. Following the summer research program, students have access to other aspects of the Adelante program including professional development and writing skills workshops, as well as fellowship and graduate application support.

Funding:  Up to 20 student researchers work with faculty mentors over the summer and are provided a stipend disbursed in two equal payments.  Research teams may include up to three students per faculty mentor.  Research mentors each receive a per-student stipend at the completion of the program.

Timing: Program dates are June and July. 

Student Eligibility: The program is open to those who

  • are CSU, Chico sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 undergrad/3.0 graduate GPA);
  • are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents; and
  • are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (MA/MS, PhD, or EdD)

Student Researcher Requirements

  • Participate in all regular meetings, events, assignments, and other academic activities during the program
  • Present your research at a campus presentation or academic conference during academic year
  • Submit an abstract of your paper to the Adelante Student Research Journal

Faculty Research Mentor Requirements

  • Provide students close guidance in the planning and execution of a significant research project
  • Participate in program orientation, feedback sessions, and research presentations
  • Submit a performance evaluation at the end of the project

Application Process


  1. Identify a CSU, Chico faculty member to serve as your research mentor. Be sure the faculty member completes the required application.
  2. Complete a Student Application (TBA). 


Complete a Faculty Application (TBA).