The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) is directed through the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and administered by the Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences. The URFP is a two-quarter program that supports students who will be conducting a STEM research project with a UCLA Faculty Mentor during Winter and Spring 2020 quarters.

This program is designed to support students who are beginning to conduct STEM research or who are early-on in their STEM research careers. Fellows will be required to enroll in HNRS-101A: Student Research Forum in Winter 2020 (T/R, 2:00-3:50pm), which is a professional and academic development seminar for STEM researchers. Fellows are eligible to receive scholarships up to $3,000. Applications are accepted during Fall 2019.


  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Must have a current STEM Research Project with a UCLA Faculty
  • Must have an expected/declared graduation date of Spring 2020 or later
  • Have not completed a prior year’s URFP or URSP
  • Not concurrently participating in the URSP in the same academic year
  • No citizenship requirement – undocumented and international students are welcome to apply


  • Maintain full-time status during the duration of the program
  • Conduct the proposed research project during Winter & Spring 2020 with your UCLA Faculty Research Mentor as part of a 99/196/198/199 independent research course.
  • Enroll and receiving a passing grade in HNRS-101A: Student Research Forum during Winter 2020 (T/R, 2:00-3:50pm). This course is mandatory. Students who are accepted into URFP but do not enroll in or receive a passing grade in HNRS-101A will be dropped from the program and their scholarship will be recalled. There are no exceptions for this. If you have any conflicting commitments with HNRS-101A, we recommend you do not apply to URFP for this program cycle.
  • Submission Requirement, either of the following options:
    1. Present your research at Research Poster Day in May 2020; or
    2. Submit a summary of your research project  at the end of Spring quarter
  • Compose a thank you letter to the donor(s) that supported your scholarship
  • Complete the post-Program Survey by Friday of Week 10. Surveys will be emailed out during Spring quarter.


  • Scholarships up to $3,000
  • Scholarships are disbursed in two equal payments over the duration of the program
  • *Important Financial Aid Implications: URFP scholarships are awarded by the UCLA Financial Aid Office. If you are receiving financial aid, your package may be adjusted to ensure you do not exceed your financial need and the cost of attendance. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you can accept this scholarship.


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


Alec Hernandez
URFP Program Representative