SPUR – Programs and Disciplines

The chart below provides a quick reference of participating summer programs at UCLA and their related academic fields. Additional research programs available at UCLA during the summer, see other UCLA programs.


Program Name Open to Depts/Disciplines Academic Level
Amgen Scholars Program Biochemistry; Bioengineering; Bioinformatics; Biopsychology; Biotechnology; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; Chemistry; Immunology; Medical Pharmacology; Microbiology; Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology; Molecular Genetics; Molecular Medicine; Molecular Pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pathology; Physiological Psychology; Physiological Science; Statistics; Toxicology
Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors and non-graduating Seniors who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience.
Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
For Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholars in Neuroscience or Physiology
CARE Science, Engineering and Math Summer Research Program Open to all departments and disciplines in Science, Engineering & Math.
For UCLA students only entering junior or senior year
CSU Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program Must already be a California State University Sally Casanova Predoctoral Scholar.
Juniors, Seniors and Master’s-Level Students
Medical Imaging Informatics: Research in Informatics Summer Experience
Open to all departments and disciplines in sciences (e.g., mathematics, biology, computer and information sciences) and engineering (e.g., electrical/computer engineering) Undergraduates with priority given to students entering junior or senior year
Summer Nursing Program
Nursing Juniors
Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research: Life and Biomedical Sciences
Life and Biomedical Sciences Juniors & Seniors
University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degree 2nd Summer Must already be in the UC system-wide
UC LEADS Program. Open to all departments and disciplines in Science, Engineering & Math.
UC LEADS students, from other UC campuses, who have completed their first year in the program.