• All application materials are due by 11:59 PM on Mon, March 16, 2020
  • 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 can be submitted via email or in person by a faculty mentor. Students can only submit a letter of recommendation on their faculty’s behalf if the letter is in a sealed envelope. 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 OR in person at:

URC-Sciences Office
2121 Life Sciences Building
621 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606

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


Isabel Martinez
CARE SEM Summer Program Representative
URC-Sciences, Program Representative
Phone: 310-206-2182