Research Scholarships and Programs Overview
Undergraduate Research Center Scholarships and Programs
Grand Challenges Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (GC-URSP)
The Grand Challenges Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (GC-URSP) is a year-long sequence of courses related to "Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Project” in which students will experience hands-on research and be engaged in leadership development.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is a two-year program for students in select fields who intend to pursue a PhD and a career in academia. The program aims to diversity the professoriate by increasing the number of faculty from underrepresented groups and also by supporting those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.

Mellon Mays Summer Program for Visiting Fellows
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Writing and Research Training Program at UCLA is a six-week writing and research summer program for 20 current Mellon Mays Fellows from participating Mellon Mays colleges and universities.

Travel Grant Program
Travel Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students who have had an abstract accepted for a paper or poster presentation at a regional or national conference.

Summer Fellows Program
The Summer Fellows program is for rising UCLA juniors and seniors who have a strong commitment to research in the humanities or social sciences and who are completing a comprehensive research project or working on a departmental honors thesis with a faculty mentor for ten weeks during the summer.

Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP)
The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) is a two-quarter program that supports students engaged in entry-level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)
The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is a year-long program that supports students engaged in upper-level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

UCLA Research Scholarships and Programs
Astin Civic Engagement Scholars
The Astin Scholars Program supports the work of a select group of students who conduct research on civic engagement during their senior year. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students integrate experience gained from an internship at a community organization with academic requirements.

Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) Program
While living at the UC Washington Center, CAPPP Quarter in Washington students carry out a research project on a topic of their own choosing and complete an internship at one of DC’s government agencies, think tanks, NGOs, non-profits, media outlets, advocacy, trade, and business organizations.

Center for Jewish Studies Frey Scholarship for Civic Engagement Research or Language Study
The Frey Scholarship supports innovative research that connects academic work and/or creative endeavors in any field of Jewish Studies with the broader community. It also supports language skill development.

Center for Jewish Studies Zinn Memorial Scholarship for Holocaust Studies and Social Justice
The Zinn Scholarship supports programs of study, internships, or research projects that apply the knowledge of the Jewish experience, and especially the lessons of the Holocaust, to contemporary society and social justice issues.

Honors Programs Research Scholarships
Honors Programs offers research scholarships and summer research stipends for College Honors students.

Lemelson Anthropological Honors Program
The Lemelson Anthropological Honors Program supports the development of research and mentoring partnerships among undergraduate student anthropologists and faculty.

McNair Research Scholars Program
The UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program is a two-year program that prepares first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the humanities, arts, or social sciences for careers in academia. The program attracts scholars committed to transforming the academy through critical research.

Psychology Research Opportunities Program (PROPS)
The UCLA Psychology Research Opportunity Programs (PROPS) is a two-quarter program that provides an opportunity for historically underrepresented students or those with a demonstrated financial need to begin their research careers and to acquire the needed experience for pursuing advanced studies in Psychology.

Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
The Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer undergraduate students the chance to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about graduate school and potentially pursue a career in teaching and research.

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Scholarships
To encourage students to begin interdisciplinary research as undergraduates, the Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs offers research scholarships to students whose research crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Successful applicants will receive stipends to work on research under the guidance of two faculty mentors.