The Undergraduate Research Showcase is a joint collaboration between UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Centers and combines Research Poster Day, the Oral Presentations, and Multimedia Salon in-person events into one all-day virtual event!

Students conducting projects across all disciplines are invited to share their work as a 5-10 minute prerecorded video or 5-10 minute live-streamed Zoom presentation.

The Showcase will feature prerecorded video presentations all week May 24-28 and live-streamed Zoom presentations on Tuesday, May 25.

Watch this video on What to Expect at Research Poster Day.


Abstract Submissions: March 2 – April 15

Undergraduate Research Showcase: Prerecorded video presentations will be available from May 24-28 and live-streamed Zoom presentations will be available on Tuesday, May 25 from 12:30-5:00 PM during one of three 80-minute presentation sessions:

  • Session A: 12:30-1:50 pm
  • Session B: 2:00-3:20 pm
  • Session C: 3:30-4:50 pm


All current UCLA undergraduates who have conducted a research or creative project during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to participate. The Undergraduate Research Showcase is open to students from all majors and grade levels. Projects that were conducted at another institution (not at UCLA) by a UCLA undergraduate are also eligible for presentation but the presenter must be a current UCLA undergraduate.

All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 15, 2021. Late abstracts will not be accepted.

Students should be review their abstract with their Faculty Research Mentor prior to submission.

Each original abstract may only be submitted once – the same abstract cannot be submitted multiple times. If a presentation will have multiple presenters, only one presenter is required to submit the abstract.

A maximum of 4 undergraduate presenters may register per original abstract.

Students interested in presenting more than 1 abstract must email urweek@college.ucla.edu.

Visit the Abstract Submission Guidelines web page for complete abstract information.


The Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research is awarded for outstanding live-streamed research presentations at the Undergraduate Research Showcase. Presenters who are graduating in or before Winter 2022 are eligible to apply. A separate application is required.

Presenters must be the only first-author and sole presenter at the Undergraduate Research Showcase. Abstracts with multiple first authors and presentations with multiple presenters are not eligible for the Dean’s Prize. All abstracts must adhere to the required formatting guidelines.

If your research project is in the life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering, visit the Dean’s Prize webpage for more information on how to apply.

If your research is in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences, visit this page.


Has your Faculty Mentor played a meaningful role in your undergraduate experience? If so, consider nominating them for the Undergraduate Research Week – Faculty Mentor Award. This award honors the considerable dedication of UCLA Faculty who consistently and enthusiastically serve as effective research mentors to undergraduate students. Students may nominate any UCLA Faculty who has supported their professional development through a trusting and respectful relationship. Award recipients will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 28, 2021 (time TBD).

Visit the Faculty Mentor Award web page for more information.


For all questions regarding Research Poster Day, email urweek@college.ucla.edu.