The Summer Research Incubator (SRI) is directed through the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

The Summer Research Incubator is a virtual, entry-level eight-week summer program (July 5-August 26, 2022) for students who are interested in pursuing research or creative inquiry on issues of diversity or social justice in the humanities, arts, or social sciences at UCLA. Students will complete an original research or creative project under the guidance of a graduate student mentor and present their work at the end of the summer at the SRI Symposium. Weekly programming will include workshops with UCLA faculty and staff on topics including research skills, ethics, professionalization, and graduate school, as well as talks with UCLA faculty about their research or creative practice.

SRI RECIPIENTS

  • Receive a $3,000 scholarship ($1,500 at the beginning of the program, $1,500 midway through)
  • Conduct an original research or creative project under the guidance of a graduate student mentor
  • Attend weekly programming with UCLA faculty and staff
  • Commit to spending 20 hours/week on the program
  • Present their work at the SRI Symposium
  • Submit a summary of their project for an online profile
  • Participate in tracking of their academic career post-SRI

SRI ELIGIBILITY

  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors; rising second-year transfers
  • Majors in humanities, arts, social sciences, or psychology
  • Commitment to pursuing questions of diversity or social justice in their research
  • CANNOT be a current or previous recipient of a multi-quarter research program scholarship including those through the Undergraduate Research Centers, AAP, College Honors, the Center for Community Learning, Education Abroad Programs, or academic departments
  • CAN be a previous recipient of Research Revealed
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • US citizens, permanent residents, AB 540, DACA, undocumented, and international students are eligible
  • While financial need is not required, some awards are for students with established financial need

HOW TO APPLY

Application deadline for summer 2022: April 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Submit a Summer Research Incubator application online. Visit MyUCLA, click on “Campus Life,” and select “Survey” to access the application. The application will open in early March.

The application consists of the following components:

  1. Statement of previous research or creative practice experience (if applicable) (200 words)
  2. Research or creative project topic choice + research interest statement (500 words)
  3. Personal statement (500 words)

If you have any questions, please email the Undergraduate Research Center at urhass@college.ucla.edu or schedule a virtual advising appointment with a Graduate Student Mentor. The Undergraduate Research Center will also host workshops on the SRI in winter and spring quarters.