• All application materials are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 15, 2021
  • BEFORE YOU APPLY: Review the program’s eligibility requirements. No exceptions are made with regards to the basic eligibility requirements. Only UCLA undergraduate students are eligible for this program.


A complete application contains ALL of the following components:

1. Online SPUR Application

2. The supporting materials listed below (will need to download & complete):

Your letter of recommendation must be from your faculty mentor/PI at UCLA. They are in the best position to assess your ability for academic research and your motivation to attend graduate school (ask them to comment on both of these in their letter). Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email by a faculty mentor. We highly recommend you contact your faculty mentor for your letter of recommendation as soon as possible so that he/she/they has sufficient time to submit.

3. Unofficial Transcript

4. Proof of completion of the Lab Safety Fundamental Concepts Course

5. Secondary Application Survey

  • This survey will be e-mailed to you after other documents are submitted.

Submit the following UCLA CARE SEM application materials: personal statement, financial statement, unofficial transcript, and proof of completion of the Lab Safety Fundamentals Concepts course via email to 

Please note that the online SPUR application does not need to be submitted via email because it is submitted electronically using the link above. Letters of recommendation should be submitted by faculty.


CARE SEM Summer Program
Phone: 310-206-2182