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Learn how you can stand out with Crimson Research Institute

Crimson Research Institute (CRI) is an elite, online academic research program that allows ambitious high school students to work alongside PhD mentors and university professors on an undergraduate-level research paper or project of their choice.

What We Do

A one-of-a-kind extracurricular opportunity that will get you noticed in the admissions office

A stand-out university application consists of much more than impressive academics — it also illustrates intellectual curiosity, a sense of initiative and your ability to tackle unique challenges and projects.

With the Crimson Research Institute you can work alongside experienced mentors to produce a piece of research that showcases these qualities and will help you to shine in your applications.

With three tiers of support to choose from - Explorer, Researcher and Innovator - we’ll find the right programme for you.

Research Foundations
Research Foundations

Through a series of online lectures and modules, students are introduced to research basics and methods to prepare them to begin their own work.

Research Foundations

Students will meet with their expert mentor 1:1 to explore their area of interest, engage intellectually with the subject, and choose a research topic.

editing and publication

With 1:1 support from their dedicated mentor, students will work to complete their project - this can be a Literature Review, or a research paper using existing or independent research.

editing and publication
Editing and Publication

Students will submit their work to our CRI team for editing, and receive guidance on publishing their research when completed.


CRI students accepted onto the programme since 2019


CRI mentors at 38 top US and UK universities


Acceptances to Oxbridge and US Top 10 universities in 2021


Dedicated CRI mentors working 1:1 with students

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