Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP)

The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) is directed through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences. The URFP supports students doing research for Winter and Spring quarters. URFP recipients can receive a scholarship of up to $2,000.

Beginning researchers are strongly encouraged to apply!

For frequently asked questions, please click here.

Eligibility:

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Faculty mentor and research project beginning no later than start of winter quarter
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, International, or AB 540 student status.

Program Expectations:

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units and Course 99 Student Research Program or 199/198/196 Departmental Research; winter and spring quarters.
  • Enroll in HC 101A (no exceptions), the Student Research Forum Winter Quarter. For Winter 2018, HC101A will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:50 pm. A passing grade must be earned. 
  • Submit a brief summary of your research project at the end of Spring quarter, or present your research at Research Poster Day in May.
  • If required by your lab, The "Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts" proof of completion must be submitted before the beginning of the program. The training can be completed online at worksafe.ucla.edu. 
Application:
 
The application for the 2018 URFP Cohort will open on October 15th, and be due November 15th, 2017.
 
Applications are accepted as a survey through MyUCLA and can be found here
 
Visit here for application guidelines and instructions. 
 

If you have questions about URFP, please contact:

Renay Panduro
Program Representative
310-206-2182
urcsem@lifesci.ucla.edu