Introducing UCLA’s New Summer Fellows Program

Applications are now open for the new Summer Fellows Program. Students will have chance to embark on a summer of exploration and growth, working closely with UCLA faculty on research or creative projects tailored to your interests in the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Dive into weekly online workshops, seminars, and assignments designed to elevate your skills and knowledge while connecting with fellow scholars. Applications are due May 1st, don’t miss your chance to apply!

The Summer Fellows Program is directed through the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Why Apply?

  • Financial Support: Receive a $3,000 scholarship to alleviate summer expenses.
  • Academic Credit: Enroll in a Student Research Program (SRP) 99 course or an upper-division departmental research contract course during the 10-week Summer Session A.
  • Guidance and Mentorship: Benefit from the expertise of UCLA faculty mentors dedicated to supporting and guiding you throughout your project.
  • Professional Development: Engage in weekly workshops to enhance your personal and professional skills, aligning your research with your future career goals

Are You Eligible?

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Be a continuing sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Commit to research or creative projects in the humanities, arts, or social sciences during Summer Session A.
  • US citizens, permanent residents, undocumented, DACA, AB540, and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Not have previously participated in the Summer Fellows Program.

Don’t Miss Out!

Seize the opportunity to elevate your education with the Summer Fellows Program. To apply, students must submit a research proposal, personal statement, and confirmation of mentorship from their faculty mentor.

Check out the complete list of eligibility requirements and application details on the URC-HASS website.

Questions? Email or visit A334 Murphy Hall.

UC President Michael V. Drake speaks at the 9th Annual Winston C. Doby Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Michael V. Drake, President of the University of California, spoke at the 9th annual Winston Doby Lecture hosted by the Academic Advancement Program (AAP) on Thursday, February 22. 

Drake’s keynote address highlighted Dr. Doby’s ongoing legacy. Dr. Doby, a longtime champion for diversity and equity, founded AAP during his tenure at UCLA. The program continues to provide academic support and resources for first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and students from historically underrepresented communities.

Throughout the address, Drake emphasized the importance of active listening to develop a deep understanding of other’s perspectives – only with this deep understanding can we create pathways to a more equitable future. 

During a moderated conversation with Dr. Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Drake highlighted the impact of AAP’s work to continue illuminating the path forward for historically underrepresented students at UCLA.

Photography by Vince Bucci

Arushi Avachat selected as 2024 Marshall Scholar

Arushi Avachat, who plans to graduate in June with degrees in English and political science and a South Asian studies minor, is the latest UCLA student to win the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Avachat worked with the UCLA Center for Scholarships & Scholar Enrichment to complete her application and prepare for the interview. The center provides writing workshops, individual counseling, interview preparation and assistance with institutional endorsements to UCLA undergraduates who are applying for scholarships.