The Converge Incubator summer program curriculum consists of a series of week-long design sprints. As part of the Summer Research Program, participants also have access to leadership seminars, professional skill-building, optional social outings, and other campus resources. Sessions take place in The Basement. On acceptance into the program, teams are also granted access to Basement facilities and mentorship. Please note that this program serves as a dedicated bridge between spring and fall quarter opportunities. No project funds are awarded.

The summer incubator program provides approximately 20 hours of required programming each week. Program sessions will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 12:00pm. In addition, students are required to attend several Summer Research Program evening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as some weekend outings. Participants must also attend a mandatory Summer Research Program Orientation on June 24th and the Summer Research Conference on August 9th.

Program Dates: Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019



The summer incubator program is open to all UC San Diego undergraduates in good academic standing. You must be planning to enroll in credit-bearing coursework in fall 2019. International students are eligible to apply.

Applicants should have an idea for a startup business or product as a focus for research and testing over the course of the program. Please note that applicants are admitted individually. Multiple members of a team may apply.


Accepted participants are awarded $2,500 toward off-campus housing and living expenses for the 8-week program. Direct deposit is required and payments are coordinated through Financial Aid.

How to Apply

Students can apply to the Converge Incubator summer program online via the Apply button below. Applications are due Wednesday, May 8th by 11:59am. Accepted applicants will be notified by email one week after the deadline. You MUST confirm participation by return email no later than May 13th.

This is a quick-turnaround opportunity.

  • Wednesday, May 8 by 11:59 am – Online applications are due.

  • Friday, May 10, by 5 pm – Accepted applicants notified by email.

  • Monday, May 13, 10 am – You MUST confirm participation by return email.

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