Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)


  • May 15 - June 15
  • Applications are completed on MyUCLA's Survey system. Visit here for guidelines and instructions.  
  • Decisions will be emailed in late August


  • 1 Academic year/Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters


The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is directed through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences. The URSP supports juniors and seniors conducting research during the academic year. URSP awards scholarships of up to $3,000 to Juniors and up to $5,000 to Seniors. Scholarships are distributed in 3 equal disbursements over the duration of the program.


  • Junior or Senior standing (at least 6 quarters of university completed by Fall 2018)
  • 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Must have a current Faculty Mentor and Research Project
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, international, or AB540 student status


  • Maintain full-time status/enroll in a minimum of 12 units each quarter
  • Conduct research during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
  • Enroll in a research course for 2 of the 3 quarters (99, 196, 198, 199)
  • Complete a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive research paper
  • Present your findings at UCLA's Research Poster Day in May 2019
  • Submit a summary of your work and a photo for an online profile
  • Compose a thank you note to the donor that supported your research
  • 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. 


For frequently asked questions, please click here.


Alec Hernandez
Program Representative 
2121 Life Sciences Building