News: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program - Deadline: June 15, 2017

May 31, 2017 - 11:15am

The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is for juniors and seniors who have a strong commitment to research and who will be completing a comprehensive independent research project or a departmental honors thesis during the 2017-18 academic term. This project must be completed under the mentorship of a UCLA faculty member.

URSP recipients:

  • Receive a $3,000 scholarship (juniors) or $5,000 scholarship (seniors) to conduct research
  • Conduct research for 3 quarters (fall, winter, and spring) and enroll in a 199, 198, 196, or other approved research course for at least 2 of the 3 quarters
  • Complete and submit a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive independent research project
  • Participate in a program colloquium and present their research at Undergraduate Research Week


URSP Eligibility:

  • Junior level standing or higher (at least 90 units but no more than 175 units by the upcoming fall quarter) during the 2017-18 term
  • 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Commitment to completing a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive research project for 3 quarters (fall, winter, and spring)
  • While financial need is not required, some awards are for students with established financial need
  • International students and AB540 students are eligible


How to apply:

  • Application is available through MyUCLA (Campus Life – Survey). Application deadline is June 15th.
  • A letter of recommendation/commitment from the prospective faculty mentor is required by the application deadline.

Further details are available at:

Or attend our next URSP workshops:

  • Thursday, June 1st 3:00-4:00pm in Murphy A334
  • Tuesday, June 6th 12:30-1:30pm in Murphy A334

More information! PDF iconursp_handout.pdf