The Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP) is a two-year academic development program that prepares juniors and seniors for graduate studies and careers in biomedical research by improving their comprehension of scientific literature and sharpening their presentation skills. Students work with program faculty during weekly Journal Club and Research Presentation meetings (RES PRC 193, Fridays 4:00-6:30 PM), which explore current biomedical research topics and the cohort’s independent research projects. By participating in the program, students will develop science communication and presentation skills, practice analyzing scientific literature, and expand their understanding of the research process. Students apply as juniors and participate in the program through the end of their senior year.


  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • Must have a current research project with a UCLA faculty and plan to work with them through Spring 2025
  • Expected graduation date of Spring 2025 or later
  • Junior or senior standing at the beginning of Fall 2023
  • Interested in pursuing graduate studies and careers in biomedical research


  • Attend and participate in weekly Journal Club and Research Presentation meetings (Fridays, 4:00-6:30 PM) from late fall to spring. Students will formally enroll in RES PRC 193 during Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025. The program is on hiatus over the summer.
  • Meet quarterly with the Administrative Director
  • Present at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase in May 2024 & 2025
  • Submit an abstract to at least one regional or national conference by Spring 2025
  • Attend the senior sendoff in May 2024 and 2025, and present your research project in May 2025
  • Complete the exit survey in Spring 2025
  • Complete the RES PRC 193 course evaluation in Spring 2024 and 2025


The i2URP does not award scholarships to student participants. i2URP scholars are encouraged to apply for academic research scholarships through the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) during their first year in the program and through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) during their second year in the program.


  • 2023 Application Period: September 25 – October 16, 2023
  • The application can be accessed as a Survey on MyUCLA under the “Campus Life” tab during the application period. See the Application page for more information.


Applicants who are accepted into the 2023-2025 program are required to attend four Friday meetings in Fall 2023. Meeting times are 4:00-6:30 PM on October 27, November 3, November 17, and December 1.


Alec Hernandez
Program Representative