The Pre-College Research Institute, PCRi, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to combating unequal representation in academia and research by connecting passionate high school students with the foundational knowledge, mentorship, and direct resources that they need to pursue a career in research.
At PCRi, we teach, train, and inspire passionate high schoolers to develop a scholarly identity and then connect them with interactive research experiences- all for free. We prioritize applicants from underrepresented backgrounds that have not had the opportunity to discover the world of scholarly research. This allows us to teach students from these backgrounds foundational skills within their research interests (1 semester virtual course) and facilitate the process of placing them in research positions; therefore, the number of individuals from traditionally marginalized communities working in academic research is directly increased.
Students will learn to be well-versed in interdisciplinary research techniques and complete a personal research proposal under the mentorship of professional researchers in our network.