Connect with 3 expert mentors
Choose three subject fields that you are most excited to do your Core project in
Get matched with mentors specializing in each of your chosen fields
Use the Polygence platform to schedule each session to work for your busy schedule
Explore Core project ideas
Get inspired by mentors sharing their insights into potential project directions
Engage in thought-provoking discussions and project ideation sessions
Receive personalized guidance and feedback on your developing project idea
Reflect and synthesize
Meet with a Polygence trained professional after your three mentor sessions
Synthesize your possibilities and leave with a clearly defined Core project idea
Embark on the next steps pitched in your Reflection Session summary report
Launchpad can only be purchased alongside our Core Program as a bundled product.
The first step to unlocking your Core project potential with Launchpad is to apply for the Core program. Submit your application, sharing your academic interests, goals, and any initial project ideas you may have. Once submitted, our Admissions team will reach out for an interview for the Core Program. In your interview, you can discuss you are interested in enrolling in Launchpad in addition to your Core Program.
Once you are enrolled into both Launchpad and the Core program, we'll will get to work finding the perfect mentor matches aligned with your goals. You’ll receive emails introducing you to each mentor, and instructions on how to schedule your sessions within the Polygence platform.
During your Launchpad experience, mentors will share their cutting-edge research and insights into potential project directions. You'll define and refine your project concept together.
You'll have a final session with a Polygence trained professional. This session serves as a valuable opportunity to synthesize all your learnings and discussions into a clear, well-defined project idea.
During the reflection session, we will work closely with you to distill the key insights, identify the core research question, and ensure that your project aligns with your academic aspirations. This step sets you up for success as you transition into your Core program, armed with a strong foundation and a focused project ready to make an impact.