Chico Adelante Program

Adelante Researchers Program

Program Objective: To provide Latinx and low-income graduate and undergraduate students a faculty-mentored, funded research experience for summer 2021. 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 will have access to other aspects of the Adelante program including professional development and writing skills workshops, as well as fellowship, scholarship, and graduate application support.

Funding: Up to 20 student researchers will work with faculty mentors over the summer on a significant research project and be provided $4,800 disbursed in two equal payments. Research mentors will each receive $1,500 at the completion of the program. Faculty who mentor more than one Adelante student on separate projects will receive $1,500 per student. Faculty who mentor more than one Adelante student on the same project will receive $1,500 plus $500 for each additional student.

Timing: Program dates are June 7 to July 30, 2021.

Student Eligibility: The program is open to those who
  • are Latinx or low-income
  • 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, permanent residents, or otherwise eligible to work in the United States
  • are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (MA/MS, PhD, or EdD).
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in the Adelante Summer Research program.

*Seniors who are graduating Spring 2021 are eligible to apply if they have applied or been accepted to a graduate program at Chico State for Fall 2021.

Student Researcher Requirements

Summer 2021:

  • Participate in all regular meetings, events, assignments, and other academic activities during the summer program. In addition to activities directed by the faculty mentor, Adelante researchers will participate in an orientation session, workshops, and a final session reporting on results of the research project.

Academic Year 2021-22:

  • Present your research at a campus presentation or academic conference in the 2021-2022 academic year (for instance, departmental and college research events, Student Research Competition, HSI Week Adelante Presents,” etc.)
  • Submit an abstract of your paper to Adelante: A Journal of Student Research and Creative Work. The Journal will include all abstracts and will select two full papers for publication through a peer review process.

Faculty Research Mentor Requirements

  • Provide students close guidance in the planning and execution of a significant research project, including regular contact, assignments and deliverables, and meaningful feedback.
  • Participate in the program’s orientation and final sessions.
  • Assist the student in identifying an opportunity to present their work publicly during AY 2021-22.
  • Submit a summary assessment using a template provided by Adelante, due next year, by April 29, 2022.

Application Process


  1. Identify a CSU, Chico faculty member to serve as your research mentor. Be sure the faculty member completes the required faculty application.
  2. Complete the Student Application by April 23, 2021


  1. Complete the Faculty Application by April 23, 2021
  2. Please complete a separate application for each student (even if they will work on the same project).

Due to the extended deadline, the announcement of awardees has been pushed back, and we hope to complete the review of applications by May 7, 2021.