The Research Revealed Undergraduate Research Program is a one-quarter program that supports freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfers who are interested in pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities, arts, or social sciences.

The selected participants will not be required to conduct research during the program, but will gain a better understanding and appreciation of conducting research and creating knowledge in humanities, arts, and social science fields. The program aims to prepare students for conducting their own research projects, applying to research programs, or assisting on faculty member projects in future quarters. Students selected to participate will enroll in a section of Honors Collegium 101 (2 units, P/NP), which will feature talks from various UCLA faculty, student researchers, and representatives from campus resources. Coursework and seminar discussions will help students get started in research, provide tips on finding a faculty mentor, and offer strategies, tools, and resources for each stage of the research process.

Participants will also complete a set of program-related assignments in conjunction with Undergraduate Research Week presentations. This year’s Undergraduate Research Week takes place from May 18-22, 2020. By the end of the quarter, participants will also submit a research proposal for a project in the humanities, arts, or social sciences and identify and interview a prospective faculty mentor for the project.

Participants will receive a $200 scholarship at the end of the quarter upon successful completion of all program components. (Please note: If selected, the scholarship will be part of your overall financial aid package. The Financial Aid office will adjust your financial aid package to ensure that you do not exceed your financial aid eligibility.)


  • Current UCLA freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students
  • Interested in pursuing undergraduate research in humanities, arts, or social sciences
  • Cannot be a current or previous recipient of a research program scholarship, including those through the Undergraduate Research Centers, AAP, College Honors, the Center for Community Learning, Education Abroad Programs, or academic departments.
  • Must be available and commit to attending all meetings of HC101, to be held on Thursdays, from 3-5pm in Powell Library room 330 (CLICC C Classroom) during the spring quarter.
  • Must be available to attend portions of Undergraduate Research Week on Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th.
  • Must complete and submit all parts of this application by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 1st.


Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

Submit a Research Revealed application at:

The application will ask you to address the following:

  1. Research interests
  2. Personal interests and goals

Please contact the Undergraduate Research Center if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an individual appointment with a Graduate Research Mentor.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All materials must be submitted by the March 1 deadline.

Undergraduate Research Center –
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tel: 310.825.2935
Fax: 310.267.5515