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CIS Summer Program

As Neoscholar's signature program co-developed with the leading education innovator SixThirty Group, the CIS Summer Research Program invites research professors from top universities around the world to guide students through research projects for a summer. Professors will work with our students closely for four weeks, during which students develop essential research skills and kick off their research projects. For the vast majority of our students, the CIS Program represents their first-ever academic research experience in life.

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  • The CIS Summer Program is a month-long program that offers in-person research experience with professors from the world’s most renowned universities. Students collaborate in research groups of five and work closely with the professor and TA's to conduct research activities.   

  • The goal is for students to develop a research proposal, complete data collection, and work out a thesis draft, sometimes a critique paper draft. Students generally accomplish the paper 2-3 months after the program with helps from our TA’s and academic writing instructors.

  • The program runs between mid-July to early-August. The program is broken down into lectures, workshops, and research discussions, followed by professor office hours and TA sessions every weekday. 

  • In 2020, we launched the CIS Hybrid Program, which can be seen as a combination of online lectures and in-person research seminars. The online lectures are designed to help students establish the foundation in research and build knowledge in a subject, and the lectures are spread out. The research seminars focus on students' research project, where students work closely with our professors and TA's in person. 

Interested in learning more? Please leave us a message, and our team will provide program brochures and contact you directly with more information. We have identified a number of frequently asked questions from our professors and students.

My Professor is very knowledgeable and kind. As a professor, he is easy and delightful to communicate with. He is patient enough to answer any question that we have... Lots of meaningful interactions in class. My research group and I have received great feedback and help from the professor. Thank you!

Student from the 2020 CIS program


2022 has been yet another special year for all of us - our professors, our students, and our team at Neoscholar. After converting the entire summer program online in 2020 & 2021 due to the coronavirus, we decided to host the program partially in person in 2022, as we believe that students learn much more effectively when they study together, in person.

Due to the restrictions of international travels, most of our professors had to teach via Zoom. However, having students in classrooms together provided a much more engaging environment, where students could easily interact with peers and enjoyed a sense of community. 

With the penetration of COVID-19 vaccination growing around the globe, our team is confident travel restrictions will become history, so we look forward to hosting the 2023 CIS Summer Program and welcoming students and professors to join us in person!

Neoscholar summer students 2020
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