Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP)

 

i2URP 2018-2019 Cohort - Junior Scholars (Jr), Senior Scholars (Sr), and Program Faculty

Top Row: Dr. Guillaume Calmettes, Dr. Karen Reue, Nathan Mallipeddi (Jr), Johnny Diaz (Jr), Karina Keus (Sr), Deanna Necula (Sr), Jacob Alderete (Jr), Gunvant Chaudhari (Sr), Dr. John Colicelli, Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Bottom Row: Dr. Andrea Kasko, Tiffany Lu (Sr), Shreya Mantri (Jr), Maggie Bui (Sr), Rachelle Stark (Jr), Juka Kim (Sr)

 Not Pictured: Julie Sanchez (Sr)

OVERVIEW

The Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP), formerly the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program (HHURP), is an intensive, two-year program that prepares incoming juniors committed to pursuing a graduate degree for a career in biomedical research. Students work closely with program faculty on biomedical research topics during the academic year while also conducting research with their own UCLA faculty mentor. Students apply as juniors and participate in the program through the end of their senior year. 

i2URP is funded by the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) and Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP), and is directed through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the David Geffen School of Medicine.

APPLICATION PERIOD

  • Applications for the 2019-2021 cohort will open in October 2019
  • The application can be accessed as a Survey on MyUCLA under the "Campus Life" tab
  • Recommendation Letters and Forms are to be emailed to hhurp@lifesci.ucla.edu

PROGRAM DURATION

2 Years/5 Academic Quarters & 1 Summer 

  • Year 1/Junior Year: Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 Quarters
  • Summer 2019
  • Year 2/Senior Year: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020 Quarters

ELIGIBILITY 

  • Must be have Junior standing during Fall 2019 to apply and cannot be graduating before Spring 2020
  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Must have less than 145 total units (not counting AP)
  • Commitment to pursuing a graduate degree and a career in biomedical research.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must attend PhySci M171/Journal Club during the end of Fall Quarter of Year 1
  • Enroll in PhySci M171/Journal Club during Winter & Spring Quarters of Year 1 and Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters of Year 2
  • Apply to URFP by the November deadline during Year 1 if research funding is not secured prior to entering the program
  • Conduct research for 10-15 hours per week as part of a 99 or 199 course during Winter and Spring Quarters of Year 1 and Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters of Year 2
  • Conduct research a minimum of 40 hours per week for 10 weeks during Summer
  • Present your findings at Research Poster Day in May of Year 1 and Year 2
  • Participate in UCLA's Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) during Summer and present a poster of your research findings at the SPUR poster session
  • Apply to URSP by the June Deadline of Year 1 if research funding for the upcoming academic year is not secured

STIPEND

  • Juniors receive up to $1,000 during both Winter and Spring Quarters of Year 1
  • Seniors receive up to $5,000 distributed equally throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters of Year 2

APPLICATION

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