What Is Included


6 days of training
Accommodations, including breakfast and lunch, for 5 nights, 6 days
Web-based and printed materials
1-year membership to the Greater Good Science Center
A certificate of completion


Enrollment Instructions


To apply, please click on the “Application” tab and complete the online form. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of their status within approximately two weeks from the time of submission. 

The application deadline is February 1st, 2017. However, once a session is full, applications received henceforth will automatically be added to the wait list. Apply early to ensure consideration for a spot at one of the 2017 sessions. 

Payment will be due in full one month after acceptance to the institute. 

Groups of three or more from the same school and/or district will receive a 10% discount per person.




$2,400 per participant. This includes tuition, materials, room, and board (breakfast and lunch included). Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements.

Groups of three or more from the same school and/or district will receive a 10% discount per person.




Understanding that those who attend the Summer Institute for Educators do so on the salary of education or non-profit professionals, we do our best to make the Institute affordable without sacrificing quality or integrity. 

If you are unable to pay the full amount, we ask that you first check with your school/organization to see if they will cover any of your costs with professional development or other funding. If your school does not have funding, or their funding does not cover what you need, we may be able to provide a partial scholarship to help offset the cost of attendance. 

The Greater Good Science Center is completely funded by donations and grants -- we do not receive any financial support from the University of California, Berkeley. As such, we have limited funds available for scholarships and cannot offer full scholarships. In order to be as fair as possible to all applicants and create the most opportunity we can with the scholarships, we ask applicants to request the minimum necessary.   

Please note that UC Berkeley policy prohibits us from awarding scholarships for travel. 

A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the scholarship section on the application.


Cancellation Policy


Cancellations must be submitted via fax or email. Full refunds will be given up to 45 days prior to the start of the program. Due to program demand and pre-institute preparations, cancellations received 44-31 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of 10% of the program tuition. Cancellations received within 30 days prior to the start of the program and no-shows are subject to the full program tuition. Please note: cancellation fees are based upon the date the written request is received.


Nondiscrimination Policy


The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.