10/12/23 Video Link: CBL Orientation

Orientation Slides: CBL Orientation 10.12.2023


The Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Scholars Program at UCLA provides Undergraduate Research Awards to support high-potential undergraduate women majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. It is a two-year program designed to expand the pipeline of qualified females committed to research careers in the physical sciences and engineering.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Increase the number of female undergraduates engaged in research in the areas of Astrophysics, Chemistry, Chemistry-Materials Science, Physics, and Engineering
  • Engage students in the process of discovery-based learning and the creation of new knowledge
  • Build skills that will enhance participants’ success in their academic and research careers


  • Female
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • UCLA undergraduate majoring in one of the following:
    • Astrophysics
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry-Materials Science
    • Physics
    • Engineering
  • GPA: above 3.0
  • Have at least two years remaining at UCLA
  • Interested in research and currently in a UCLA research lab or have identified a potential lab to join


  • Engage in a research laboratory and attend lab group meetings throughout appointment
  • Participate in a leadership course and journal clubs and enroll in the Apply to Graduate School course
  • Write a proposal for summer and senior year research
  • Complete full-time research or participate in industry internship during the summer
  • Present at Research Poster Session in the summer and UCLA’s Research Week and the Clare Booth Luce Culmination Research Symposium
  • Complete a thesis at the end of the program


  • $16,000 two-year stipend
    • $4000 stipend paid in Junior year
    • $6000 paid in Summer
    • $6000 paid in Senior year
  • $500 supply budget
  • $600 per year to present research at professional conferences
  • Scholarships are awarded through 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.)


  • All application materials are due by 5pm on November 1, 2023
  • See the Application page for more information