• May 15 – June 20
  • The application can be accessed as a Survey on MyUCLA under the “Campus Life” tab.
  • You may begin the application in advanced using the prompts below. All application materials are due by 11:59pm. Any applications in progress at this time cannot be submitted.


Do not use symbols, Greek letters, italicization, or boldface words in your text submission for the Previous Research Statement or Research Proposal. the MyUCLA Survey system being used does not support them and will convert them to incorrect characters. See example here.


  1. Previous Research Statement – briefly summarize your previous research experience. Include your faculty mentor, the length of your involvement, a brief summary of your work, and, if applicable, any course credit you received. 100-1500 characters, including spaces.
  2. Research Proposal
    1. Title – provide a descriptive title for your proposed research project. 100 characters max, including spaces.
    2. Proposal – describe your proposed research project that you plan to undertake for the duration of this program. Include an introduction, hypothesis, materials and methods, and expected results. 500-3500 characters, including spaces.
      1. Introduction – provide sufficient background such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the work being described
      2. Hypothesis – describe the questions you will be addressing or that your project will test
      3. Materials and Methods – describe the tasks you will be performing, including laboratory techniques you will be learning and applying to address your hypothesis. Explain the type of data you will be collecting (if applicable)
      4. Expected Results – explain the predicted outcome based on your hypothesis and methods
    3. Works Cited (optional) – list any literature references you cited in your research proposal. 1500 characters max, including spaces
  3. Letter of Recommendation
    • The letter of recommendation must be written and submitted by your UCLA Faculty Mentor to the following email address:
    • Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Patricia Turner, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    • 2 pages maximum