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 a range of current biomedical research topics and the cohort’s individual research projects. Scholars also conduct an independent research project with their UCLA Faculty Research Mentor throughout the duration of the program. Students apply as juniors and participate in the program through the end of their senior year. Alumni of the program have successfully transitioned to a variety of research & health-related careers and matriculated to prestigious graduate and professional programs at institutions such as Stanford and UCSF.


  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Must have a current Research Project with a UCLA Faculty Research Mentor
  • Cannot have an expected/declared graduation date earlier than Spring 2021
  • 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 2020 and 2021.
  • Meet quarterly with the Administrative Director
  • Conduct the proposed research project with throughout the duration of the program and enroll in an independent research course in Winter and Spring 2020 & 2021
  • Submit an abstract by April 15 to present a research poster at Research Poster Day in May 2020 & 2021
  • Submit an abstract to at least one regional or national conference by Spring 2021
  • Attend the End of Year Banquet in May 2020 and 2021, and present your research project in May 2021
  • Complete the online end-of-program survey in Spring 2021
  • Complete the Neurobio M171 course evaluation in Spring 2020 and 2021


  • i2URP does not fund student scholarships
  • Accepted students are encouraged to apply for funding through the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program during their Junior year and through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program during their Senior year


  • September 30 – October 17, 2019
  • The application can be accessed as a Survey on MyUCLA under the “Campus Life” tab. See the Application page for more information.


Alec Hernandez
i2URP Program Representative