The Research Revealed program is a 10-week (one-quarter) program that introduces undergraduate students to a wide array of research practices in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Students 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 participants to conduct their own research projects in future quarters.

The program is being piloted in winter 2019 and consists of two parts:

  • A Research Revealed faculty lecture series, which is open to the campus community and general public.
  • An undergraduate research preparation program and scholarship for select students. Participants will be required to attend the Research Revealed faculty lecture series presentations, attend a session of the Undergraduate Research Scholars colloquium, and complete short assignments to build research skills. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a $250 scholarship.


Research Revealed faculty lectures are open to the public and will take place from 4:00-5:00pm in the first floor Presentation Room of the Charles E. Young Research Library. Through the faculty lectures, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look into research processes and various methodologies in the humanities and social sciences. The 2019 speaker series showcases the work of computational social scientist PJ Lamberson, historian of science Ted Porter, and archaeologist/Egyptologist Kara Cooney.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019: PJ Lamberson (UCLA Department of Communication Studies)
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Ted Porter (UCLA History)
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Kara Cooney (UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)

Please RSVP (not required, but highly appreciated) at:


  • Current UCLA freshmen, sophomores, and first year transfer students
  • Cannot be a current or previous recipient of a UCLA research program scholarship
  • Interest in pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities, arts, or social sciences


Online Application Deadline: January 6, 2019 (11:59pm)

Submit a Research Revealed application (available at

The application will ask you to address the following:

  1. A statement of interest in the program
  2. A brief statement of your potential research interests in the social sciences, arts, or humanities

You will also need to submit a signed authorization and release form by Tuesday, January 8th at 4:30pm to Murphy A334. This allows the UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships office to share information with the Undergraduate Research Centers and award you a scholarship. Hard copies of the authorization form are also available in Murphy A334.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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