The 2024 application period closes on March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm.

  • Fill out the application form (download here).
  • Email the completed application form and supplemental materials (detailed below and on the application form) to with your full name in the subject line.
  • All materials must be received by the deadline for the application to be considered.


All program participants must complete necessary lab training courses prior to beginning work in research labs. The “Laboratory Safety Fundamental Concepts” class is required for all students, volunteers, and staff in laboratories. Please see the EH&S training schedule for class dates and enrollment instructions.


The application includes:

  • Application form (download here)
  • Personal statement essay
  • Research experience essay –  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.
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation (written and submitted by your UCLA Faculty Mentor to the following email address:
  • Résumé/CV

Email all completed materials to with your full name in the subject line.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us:

Larone Ellison

MARC Program Representative

(310) 206-2182

Dr. Megan McEvoy

MARC Program Director

Professor-Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

Dr. Gina Poe

MACR Program co-Director

Professor-Integrative Biology & Physiology