About the Award

Are you passionate about neuroscience? Are you ready to spend this summer and up to 2 years in a lab generating new knowledge?

UCLA Life Sciences Dean Tracy Johnson announces a new program to fund outstanding undergraduate Neuroscience IDP (uNSIDP) majors interested in research experience, who will be in their 3rd or 4th years
in Fall 2021. This scholarship and research award program is funded through the generous gift of the estate of Professor Arnold Scheibel, who was a long-term faculty member of the NSIDP.

Students can apply for:

a) a one-year research fellowship at $10,500 for the academic year
starting in the fall of 2021 and ending in the spring of 2022

For option (a), students with financial needs (regardless of whether they qualify for financial aid) can apply for an additional scholarship of up to $7,500 to help cover tuition and fees. Included in all awards are funds designated for presenting research findings at a TBD conference.  All eligible students (uNSIDP majors in their 3 rd or 4th year interested in gaining hands-on research experience) are strongly encouraged to apply. Importantly, having a current lab placement is not a requirement for application as a suitable lab will be identified for you if needed. Past awardees are encouraged to apply for the second year of funding. Awards will be based on merit, interest in gaining neuroscience research experience, and impact on career development. Please be advised that students may not hold two research awards at one time, so students currently being funded through programs such as MARC or I 2 URP are not eligible.


2021 Life Science Dean’s Award for Neuroscience Research – Application (Word File)

2021 Life Science Dean’s Award for Neuroscience Research – Application (Fillable PDF)

Application deadline: September 12, 2021, 11:59 P.M. (Pacific)

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If you have any questions, please email Dr. Stephanie White (sawhite@g.ucla.edu).

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