The Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP) is a two-year program that prepares juniors and seniors for graduate studies and careers in biomedical research. Scholars work closely with program faculty during weekly Journal Club and Research Presentation meetings (Neurobio M171, Fridays 4:00-6:30pm), which explore current biomedical research topics and the cohort’s individual research projects, which are conducted independently with a UCLA faculty throughout the duration of the program. Students apply as juniors and participate in the program through the end of their senior year.


  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • Must have a current research project with a UCLA faculty and plan to work with them through Spring 2022
  • Expected graduation date of Spring 2022 or later
  • Must have Junior standing at the beginning of the program (Fall)
  • Interested in pursuing graduate studies and careers in biomedical research


  • Attend and participate in weekly Journal Club and Research Presentation meetings (Fridays, 4:00-6:30pm) from late fall to spring. Students will formally enroll in Neurobiology M171 (Variable Topics Research Seminars – Contemporary Biology) during Winter and Spring 2021 and 2022.
  • Meet quarterly with the Administrative Director
  • Submit an abstract by April 15 to present a research poster at Research Poster Day in May 2021 & 2022
  • Submit an abstract to at least one regional or national conference by Spring 2022
  • Attend the senior sendoff in May 2021 and 2022, and present your research project in May 2022
  • Complete the online end-of-program survey in Spring 2022
  • Complete the Neurobio M171 course evaluation in Spring 2021 and 2022



  • September 28 – October 15, 2020
  • The application can be accessed as a Survey on MyUCLA under the “Campus Life” tab. See the Application page for more information.


Alec Hernandez
Program Representative