The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) for the arts, humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences supports students doing entry-level research. Students who are a applying to one of the following programs must apply for the URFP:
McNair Research Scholars Program (Fall Quarter only: separate application required)
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (Fall Quarter only)
Psychology Research Opportunities Programs (Fall Quarter only: separate application required)
Center for Jewish Studies Frey Scholarship for Civic Engagement Research (Summer only)
Center for Jewish Studies Sarah and Eugene Zinn Memorial Scholarship for Holocaust Studies and Social Justice (Summer only)
URFP Application Eligibility Requirements:
3.0 GPA or higher
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
- Please see specific programs for other or more restrictive eligibility requirements.
- Preference will be given to students with Financial Aid eligibility.
The URFP application is available on MyUCLA. To access and submit an application, click here. You may also find the application under "Surveys" in your Features menu, or by clicking the Survey icon in the middle of your home page.
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)
The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) for the arts, humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences supports students committed to completing a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive research or creative project. All students who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply. Students who are a part of or applying to one of the following programs must apply for the URSP:
- McNair Research Scholars Program
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
- Astin Civic Engagement Scholars Program
- College Honors Research Scholarship Program
- Junior level standing (at least 90 units by Fall Qtr of the thesis year)
- 3.25 GPA or higher
- Commitment to completing a departmental honors thesis or comprehensive research project.
- A letter of recommendation from your faculty mentor(s). The URSP letter of recommendation information form may be accessed by clicking here.
Travel Grants for Undergraduate Researchers
Undergraduate Research Travel Grants are typically awarded to students who have had an abstract accepted for a poster or paper presentation at a regional or national conference. They may also be awarded to students travelling for necessary research toward completion of a Departmental Honors or comprehensive thesis project. Eligible undergraduates may receive up to $300 per academic year (July 1-June 30).
Click here for the Travel Grant Form.