High school students to
expert researchers

The Carta Institute offers summer research fellowships for high school students taught by academics from the world's top universities.

our programs

Carta gives students critical academic research skills to reach new heights and achieve

The Carta Institute for Young Researchers is a highly sought-after opportunity designed to mentor and inspire the next generation of great academic researchers in international relations, business, and government.

How Our Research Fellowships Work

Domain Bootcamp
We begin right off the bat with 2 weeks of real-world interactive simulations. Fellows will analyze a global problem together with the guidance of our Mentors and Instructors and then prepare for the modules of the week ahead.
Pair with a Post-Graduate Researcher
We pair Fellows with a Research Instructor and Outcomes Manager, working towards their research paper. Fellows first publish a short-form article, then focus on their long-form research paper, meeting weekly.
Final Presentation and Publishing
Fellows work with their Outcomes Manager to ensure their accomplishment plan set at the beginning of the program is met. Fellows' research is published on academic journals and newsrooms.
TCI student profiles

We partner with you to achieve.

Global Research Fellows explore and choose a topic they are passionate about at an international scale, then execute on their research plan, creating a publishable article and research paper.

Karina, Grade 10

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Activities: Speech and Debate Club, Founder, Non-Profit Organization

Research Paper Title: Creating Sustainable Pathways to Rural Literacy: Review of Kenya's ICT Programs

Publication Distribution: Undergraduate Organization Journal, Academic Blog

Rohit, Grade 11

Hometown: Westchester, NY
Activities: DECA, Aristotle's Circle Tutor, Robotics Club

Research Paper Title: Understanding Indo-China Trade Relations Through Xiaomi Phone Manufacturing Policy

Publication Distribution: Industry news-source, High School Academic Journal

Mark, Grade 9

Hometown: Washington, DC
Activities: Student Government Association, Mock Trial, Model UN

Research Paper Title: Towards and Away From Authoritarianism: A Comparative Study of the 2016 Turkish Coup and the Fall of the Soviet Union

Publication Distribution: High School Academic Journal, non-profit organization's blog


Join Our Research Community

We connect our students with University mentors to help them navigate the college application process and craft their essays. We run workshops for students throughout out programs for college essays, and ensure that they are equipped with language on how to incorporate their accomplishments at The Carta Institute into their narratives.

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