LUMIERE EDUCATION WELCOMES YOU
Lumiere's mission is to train the next generation of scholars and leaders.
As a Lumiere research scholar, you work with a top researcher from the world’s
most prestigious universities. In our individualized courses, you learn about the cutting edge in your field; then, you build a research paper that can be used
for future college and grad school admissions.
As a community with high scholarly standards, Lumiere is committed to
academic integrity and independence.
BECOME A LUMIERE RESEARCH SCHOLAR
As a Lumiere research scholar, you will work 1-1 with a top researcher from the world’s most prestigious universities. The PhD researcher will give you individualized instruction; then, they will help you create a research paper which can be used for future college and grad school admissions.Through roughly 10 hours of mentorship, Lumiere scholars receive individualized feedback, develop highly specialized knowledge, build excellent writing skills, and gain access to publication opportunities.
Moreover, our classes are online and designed based on each student’s needs, making it flexible and effective for students to dive into their passions. With a mission to be an academic community with high scholarly standards, Lumiere is committed to academic integrity and independence.
WHAT ROLE DOES RESEARCH PLAY IN ADMISSIONS?
SHOWCASE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Demonstrating advanced work in a
field that you’re interested in is the
most effective way to distinguish
yourself in an increasingly
competitive admissions process.
Creating novel research is the
highest form of academic ability
(it’s what tenured professors do!);
by doing research, you showcase
your ability to think critically, work
independently, and apply creative
CONNECT WITH FUTURE
Joining our community means
joining a network of scholars from
the world’s top institutions.
The program allows you to build a
personal relationship with a
respected PhD researcher who can
help provide mentorship and
guidance in the application
process, and even give testimonies
to your work ethic and academic
In the Research Scholar Program,
you build an independent research
project – from defining the
research question, to designing
the scientific methodology, to
implementing the project.
This allows you to go beyond the
“research assistant” role many
high school and college students
play, where they are only
executing on another person’s
LUMIERE RESEARCH SCHOLAR CURRICULUM
Timeline for basic research program
Meet with your mentor and align on
WEEK 2 - 5
Explore the topic and identify the research question
Write research paper and iterate with research mentor
Present research at Lumiere Symposium
There are multiple cohorts per year. To learn about the upcoming cohort deadline, go to the application or fill out the contact form.
SELECT MENTOR PROFILES
Lumiere has over 40 talented mentors from the world's most prestigious universities.
Harvard University, PhD Biological and Biomedical Sciences ‘19
Brigham Young University, BA in Molecular Biology, Summa Cum Laude
Research areas: Biological and Biomedical sciences
Harvard College AB Statistics ‘17,
Harvard Business School PhD,
Organizational Behavior & Data
Research areas: Entrepreneurship,
Management, Data Science
Harvard College AB Economics ‘17
Oxford University (Rhodes Scholars)
Research areas: International
Development, Economics, Social
Harvard Graduate School of Education, PhD Culture, Institutions, & Society
University of Pennsylvania, MsC Education
Wesleyan University, BA History
Research areas: Culture, Institutions, & Society
FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH PROGRAM
ADVANCED RESEARCH PUBLICATION PROGRAM
▸10-week research program
▸9 lessons with a variety of world-class researchers
▸A 5-page research proposal
▸6 Group lessons
▸3 one-on-one lessons with a top PhD mentor in your chosen field
▸10-week research program
▸ 9 lessons 1-1 with a world-class
▸ Bi-weekly office hours with Lumiere
staff (PhD students, graduates of top
▸ Bi-weekly office hours and coaching
with professional writing coaches
▸ A 15-page research paper
▸ Individual class: 9 lessons
▸ 14 - 16 week program
▸16 dedicated strategy sessions with Lumiere staff, support from writing coach, and content experts.
▸Publish research in a prestigious high
school or college-level journal
▸Extensive guidance and support to ensure the publication of research.
▸1-1 sessions with publication specialist, content experts, and writing coach to improve the research paper.
▸ For students in 11th grade, 12th grade, or undergraduate students who have written a high-level research paper.
AVAILABLE RESEARCH TOPICS
Our courses explore different themes including, but not limited to:
The Human Body & Diseases
Psychology of Organizations
Economics Policy Analysis
Software Development Systems
Gender & Education in Global & Comparative Perspectives
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Chemical & Biology Engineering
Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics & Dynamics
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Technology Adoptions in Firms
ENVIRONMENT & THE WORLD
Understanding Global Warming
Environmental History of Earth
Students will also be able to customize their own research topic, if not currently available in the above offerings.
EXAMPLES OF SEMINAR-BASED RESEARCH CLASS
WHAT MAKES YOU A STRONG CANDIDATE?
▸Curiosity about the world and a desire to answer big questions
▸Ability to work independently and diligently
▸(For non-native speakers) Strong English language ability
▸Not-required: experience in the field of your interest