BUILDING THE NEXT
GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS
A world-class research program for ambitious students.
IN FINANCIAL AID
Founded by Harvard and Oxford researchers, the Lumiere Research Scholar Program helps students work 1-on-1 with a Ph.D. mentor to learn about the cutting edge in their field of interest and produce an independent research project.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF AMBITIOUS STUDENTS
Our students and mentors represent some of the most globally competitive institutions.
Lumiere PhD Mentors
WE ARE PROUD TO BE ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS
Our students are curious thinkers, passionate learners, and ambitious leaders.
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RESEARCH DEPENDS ON MENTORSHIP
That's why we have over 1000 mentors from world-class universities excited to train the next generation of researchers.
Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Science
Cancer Genetics, CRISPR Gene Editing, Molecular Biology
Our students have gone on to join the world's best universities, start non-profits, and represent their countries in global competitions.
What can governments do to encourage environmentally friendly actions? Two case studies from the seaweed and EV market.
Zunian's Lumiere research paper was published by Cornell University’s Undergraduate Economic Review.
WHY DO RESEARCH?
MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD
Every day, we read about research that changes our lives - from studies on vaccines to new computational algorithms. Each of these breakthroughs comes from researchers working to advance their field.
GAIN EXPERTISE IN
The goal of research is to extend human knowledge in an area. So, when you do research, you learn about the advances that came before you and contribute to our current knowledge.
STAND OUT FOR ADMISSIONS
Creating a research project is an effective way for you to showcase your strengths and demonstrate your abilities. Doing research can help at each stage of life – whether applying to college, grad school, or your next job.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
STUDENT APPLICATION FORM
To become a Lumiere research scholar,
For more details on each of our Programs,
WE LOVE HEARING FROM OUR LUMIERE COMMUNITY!
Ocean View High School, USA
Lumiere Research Scholar, 2021
Research Area - Medicine and Public Health
"As the end of the year approached, I was reflecting on my path so far in education and I realized really how significant my time at Lumiere was. I was a "Luminati" in 2021 and the research that I conducted motivated me to pursue research and really find joy in self-exploration in science. While I am still a current junior in high school I found that I could conduct high-level research all on my own."
HEAR FROM LUMIERE ALUMNI AND A FORMER ADMISSIONS OFFICER
How do colleges value research experience in students? In this session, Sam Jeong, a former admission officer at Dartmouth talks about Lumiere and how research is viewed in the college admission process.