Innovator Program

For the most advanced research experience, you will work with your  mentor to complete a research paper featuring original data, and receive personalized publication strategy support.

What's included in your Innovator Program?

The Innovator Program is the most in-depth research program for highly motivated students.​

You will work with your mentor to write a research paper featuring original data - conducted yourself through experimentation, data collection, and analysis - and receive personalized publication strategy support.

Duration: 12-18 months


Research Foundations

6 hours

You'll learn about research basics and research methods via an online learning module with lectures and assignments


Lecture Module

10 hours

You'll meet your mentor one-on-one to explore and learn more about the topic of your research interest


Research Module

30 hours

You'll finalize your research paper/project topic and meet with your mentor one-on-one to complete your project


Writing and Publication Support Module

You'll have two rounds of formatting and editing support, plus 5 in-person meetings with your mentor to discuss publishing strategy

Learn Valuable Life-Long Skills

The analytical, writing, and critical thinking skills that you develop through Crimson Research Institute will give you a fantastic head start for your life at college and beyond

Mentorship from Leading Minds

Our mentors—top PhD and faculty researchers at great U.S. and UK universities—are at the cutting edge of their fields. These leading minds will guide you through the program

Stand Out in College Applications

Admissions Officers at top colleges and universities will see evidence of your intellectual curiosity, academic talents and ability to engage with college-level research 

How To Apply

Register your interest (optional)

If you would like to understand more about CRI's services get in touch with us for a free consultation

Complete the application form

The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will need to upload a CV and school transcript, if available

Interview with a CRI administrator

You will meet with one of our CRI advisors to discuss your application further, and decide which program is right for you

Program acceptance + mentor allocation

Once accepted to the program, we will look through our portfolio of mentors to decide who is right for you