|Department / Program||Description|
|Undergraduate Research Portal||The Undergraduate Research Portal is an online space where you can: – Post your research opportunities for students to search.|
– Academic Credit, Volunteer, Scholarship, or Paid-in any discipline
– Search profiles of students interested in conducting research, who have the skills and experiences you need.
|UCLA Library: Research Guides||Expert staff in the UCLA Library have created custom guides for nearly every subject and many courses taught at UCLA. You will find our Biology and Life Science Guides at http://guides.library.ucla.edu/bio-guides|
|UCLA Library: Ask a Librarian 24/7 Research Assistance||An online chat service providing research assistance on any topic 24/7.|
|UCLA Library: Drop-in and scheduled research assistance||Have a research question? Library staff are available to consult with you at every stage of the research process. Schedule an appointment, drop-in, or e-mail your questions.|
|UCLA Library: Online research tutorials and workshops||These quick and practical online tutorials help you throughout the research process, from finding sources to citing them in your papers.|
|UCLA Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences|
|NIH Biomedical Science Enrichment Program (BISEP)||The NIH Biomedical Science Enrichment Program (BISEP) prepares students for upper division science coursework and undergraduate research. The program consists of a Biotechnology Lecture and Laboratory, Course on Reading and Writing Science, Career Development Workshops and Seminars, Group/Lab Meetings, Laboratory visits, Career Guidance. Seminars and Workshop topics include, but are not limited to, undergraduate and graduate/professional program panels, career opportunities in biomedical science, and applying to research programs. Upon completion of BISEP, participants will be prepared to commence undergraduate research. Program activities are specifically designed to support and to encourage students who intend to pursue research careers in the biomedical sciences.|
|UC LEADS (University of California Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees Program)||The UC LEADS Program is one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded by the University of California system. This program provides up to nine UCLA upper-division undergraduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with educational experiences that prepare them to assume positions of leadership in academia, industry, government, and public service following the completion of a doctoral degree, preferably at the University of California.|
|PEERS (Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences)||The UCLA Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS) is an intensive program committed to promoting academic excellence and professional development for students dedicated to careers in the life or physical sciences or mathematics. The primary objective of the program is to increase the number of students who develop a strong foundation in the sciences and make teaching and/or research a part of their life’s work.|
|I2URP||The i2URP is a two year program that offers junior and senior UCLA students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on biomedical research topics during the academic year and summer. The i2URP is an intensive program to prepare students for research careers.|
|Diversity Project||The Diversity Project is a Transformative International Undergraduate Research Program that Promotes Diversity in the Sciences
Join us for an exiting summer of field and laboratory research studying marine biodiversity. You’ll experience a new part of the world, see amazing coral reefs, learn to apply cutting edge genetic techniques to the understanding of the origins of marine biodiversity, and learn how to be a competitive applicant for leading PhD programs. All that, and it doesn’t cost a thing!
|HHMI UCLA Pathways to Success||The UCLA-HHMI Pathways to Success Program is an opportunity for first year undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge biological research and be part of a rigorous academic support community.
|UCLA Study Abroad|
|UCLA Engineering Science Corps||Support middle and high school students in their academic coursework, particularly in math and sciences, in order to prepare them for higher education degrees in STEM programs. Provide students with opportunities to be involved in true hands-on engineering and research at UCLA. Increase the diversity of students from underrepresented communities (female, minority, low income, and first generation going to college) to pursue and apply to STEM majors.|
|Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity|
|UCLA/Drew Summer Health Professions Program||The UCLA/DREW SHPEP mission is to serve as a model learning community in which students examine a variety of healthcare issues affecting medically underserved communities through problem-based learning cases, lectures, clinical experiences, small-group discussions, and a research project. Students will also improve their learning skills and strengthen their foundation in science. Upon completion of this six-week program, students will be more aware of the urgent need for health care professionals in medically underserved communities and of the educational pathways that lead to providing medical and dental and health services to underserved populations.|
|Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Enrichment Program||UCLA PREP is a non-residential program designed to provide premedical and predental students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine or dentistry. As a result of full participation in UCLA PREP, participants should have enhanced their chances of being accepted to medical or dental school and succeeding once there.|
Maximizing Access to Research Careers
|The MARC U*STAR Program is a two-year, NIH-funded, undergraduate honors program that seeks to increase the number of biomedical scientists from diverse backgrounds that significantly impact health-related research. The program specifically seeks to strengthen the skills and research training of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. This program is appropriate for students interested in pursuing a PhD or dual PhD degree upon completion of their baccalaureate degree. The MARC Program offers research training, financial support, mentoring, networking opportunities and academic preparation for strong and motivated students. The UCLA MARC program is one of the longest-standing MARC programs at Research I universities across the nation, and graduates from the program have embarked on highly successful careers|