Lumiere Research Scholar Program

  • Course level: All Levels


Young Scholarz is excited to announce its latest partnership with Lumiere Education. Lumiere is an organization founded by Harvard and Oxford PhDs with the aim to provide high-school students around the world the access to research opportunities with top global scholars. Through the “Lumiere Research Scholar Program”, students work 1:1 with PhD mentors from the world’s top universities on their independent research projects. For 12 weeks, students work with their mentor to explore the cutting edge in their field. Then, they build a research paper that they develop from start to finish, with their mentor providing guidance and feedback. 

Why do Research Work when in high-school?

  • You’ll get to explore your academic area of interest in-depth or discover new interests
  • You get the chance to create an independent research paper which could be published
  • You’ll stand out in the admissions process! Showcase your passion and provide proof of depth of your abilities
  • Build relationships with PhD researchers from top universities
  • Build critical thinking & problem solving skills

How do you apply?

  1. Fill out an online application before the deadline
  2. Shortlisted students will be scheduled for an interview
  3. Selected students will be matched with a mentor in their area of research interest
  4. Start the program!

Our Mentors: Over 400+ mentors from top universities

  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University
  • The University of Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • UCLA
  • Brown University
  • Yale University
  • University of Oxford

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1: Meet with mentor and align on a topic
  • Week 2-4: Explore the topic and identify research question
  • Week 5-9: Write research paper with support from research mentor and writing coach
  • Week 10-12: Make final edits and submit paper for final evaluation
  • After Week 12: Graduation ceremony and symposium! Students in the Premium Research and Publication Program will continue to meet with their mentor and submit their paper to a journal for publication

Topics for this course

23 Lessons


Data Science
Physics & Astrophysics
Computer Science

Humanities and Social Sciences

Target Audience

  • High-school students who are looking to explore their areas of interest deeper as well as develop new academic passions, all while being mentored by Ivy League researchers and building their portfolio for university admissions.

Ready to start your lifelong journey with us?

We guarantee an improvement in grades, with most students improving by an average of 2 bands.

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