The Pioneer Research Program is a virtual research institute with the highest standards of selectivity and academic rigor. It is the only fully-accredited online research program for high school students.
The Pioneer Research Program provides undergraduate-level research opportunities to talented, intellectually motivated high school students from around the world. It is the only online fully-accredited research program for high school students that offers STEM, social sciences and humanities disciplines.
The Pioneer Research Program is respected for its selectivity and its rigorous academic system. In this system, selected students are mentored first in small international groups and then in one-on-one research by faculty of the leading colleges and universities, culminating in a full-length research paper. The program is conducted entirely online, allowing high school students from all over the world to participate.
30 research areas listed below:
- Art History
- Comp. Sci.
- Culture Studies
- Envir. Studies
- Film Studies
- Gender Studies
- Int’l Relations
- Media Studies
- Music/Music Theory
- Political Science
- STS (Science,Technology andSociety)
Cost and Session Information
Pioneer Research Program offers two terms a year. Too busy during the school year to dive into your Pioneer research? We understand - our 12-week summer semester runs from June to August, letting you focus on your research without having to juggle your schoolwork as well. Prefer to spread your research out over a longer period of time? Our 25-week spring semester runs from February to July, allowing you more time to stretch your study, and we leave the month of May free for you to focus on your APs and finals.
Both terms have the same number of meetings and content. However, the meeting times of the spring term are more flexible and the work intensity is lower due to the term’s longer duration. In either term, students meet with their professors for 10 sessions or more as the professor sees necessary. Time between meetings is at least one week. Regardless of which semester you choose, you will still receive the same amount of course time, one-on-one time with your professor, college credit, and resources from Pioneer. Tuition for the program is US$6,850.