The Summer Fellows Program is directed through the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The program supports students doing a research or creative project under the mentorship of a UCLA faculty member during the summer term. Fellows also participate in weekly online personal and professional development workshops, discussion seminars, and complete regular assignments. The program helps students connect their research work and interests to their planned or potential post-graduate career paths.


  • Receive a $3,000 scholarship
  • Enroll in a Student Research Program (SRP) 99 course or an upper-division departmental research contract course for a minimum of 2 units during 10-week Summer Session A
  • Note: SRP 99 courses bear no per-unit tuition costs during Summer Session, but students will still be charged UCLA processing fees (approximately $200 total)
  • Participate in all weekly online program meetings running Tuesdays from 3-4:50 p.m. from June 25 – August 27, corresponding with 10-week Summer Session A
  • Complete weekly assignments and deliver a final presentation


  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Continuing students who will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors, including second-year transfers, during the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Has not already participated in the Summer Fellows Program
  • Commitment to engaging in a research or creative project in the humanities, arts, or social sciences with a faculty mentor during 10-week Summer Session A
  • While financial need is not required, some awards are for students with established financial need
  • US citizens, permanent residents, undocumented, DACA, AB540, and international students are eligible to apply
  • Cannot be a concurrent recipient of a research program scholarship while participating, including those through the Undergraduate Research Centers, AAP, College Honors, the Center for Community Learning, Education Abroad Programs, or academic departments


Application deadline for summer 2024: May 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply on MyUCLA: Visit MyUCLA, click on “Campus Life,” and select “Survey” to access the Summer Fellows Program application (available in early March).

  • Please note: Students cannot apply for both the Summer Fellows Program and the Summer Research Incubator (SRI) program. Contact if you have questions on which program is a best fit for you.
  • Click here for detailed instructions on how to approach each aspect of the application.

The application consists of the following components:

  1. Research proposal
  2. Personal statement
  3. Confirmation of mentorship from your faculty mentor. Be sure to ask your faculty mentor early and provide them with the Mentor Confirmation Form

If you are conducting a creative project, you may submit supporting documents such as a portfolio of your work to

If you have any questions, please email the Undergraduate Research Center at or schedule an advising appointment with a Graduate Research Mentor. The Undergraduate Research Center also hosts Summer Research Opportunities Info Sessions and Research and Creative Proposal Workshops.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Undergraduate Research Center –
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(310) 825-2935