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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.|
|Bioscience Scholars Program (formerly known as SPUR LABS)||Bioscience Scholars Program solicits applications from outstanding students whose goal is to pursue a career in bioscience research. The program aims to prepare and inspire a diverse population of undergraduates for graduate study in biosciences. Students from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.||Rising Juniors & Seniors|
|Bruins-in-Genomics (B.I.G. Summer)||Life and physical science departments, computer science and bioengineering. Students should have some background in programming, biology, and interest in genomics.||Masters and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students planning to apply to graduate school in Fall 2023 or Fall 2024.|
|Brain Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BRISURE)||For Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholars in Neuroscience or Physiology.||Rising Juniors and Seniors; open to current CSU/HBCU/MARC students|
|California State University (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.|
|Community College Field Biology Alliance||Open to all disciplines.||Open to currently enrolled full time community college students.|
|The Diversity Project||Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology, Environmental Science and related disciplines. Some funding dedicated to students from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
||Preferences for rising juniors and seniors, but well-qualified rising sophomores are encouraged to apply.
|HBCU – Evolutionary Medicine||Must be student at an HBCU institution.
Interdisciplinary interest in ecology and evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychology, zoology, systems biology and microbiology with medicine.
|Current junior or senior.|
|Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U* STAR Program||Open to Life/Physical Sciences or Engineering majors who are conducting research (or planning to conduct research) with a “biomedical” application.||For UCLA students only. Junior or senior standing (completed 90 or more units) by the time that the student will begin as a MARC trainee, AND have two years remaining at UCLA at the start of the program.|
|Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Writing and Research Training Program||Open to students who are currently Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows at their home institutions.
||Rising juniors and seniors
|Summer Nursing Program||Nursing||Rising Seniors
U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For qualified nursing students currently holding undergraduate junior status. Preference is
|Summer Training for Excellence in Education Research (STEER)||Applications must be undergraduates from Howard University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Delaware State University and interested in pursuing a PhD in Education
||Juniors and Seniors may apply
|University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) 2nd Summer||Must already be in the UC system-wide UC LEADS Program. Open to all departments and disciplines in Science, Engineering & Math.
|Open to 2nd-Summer UC LEADS STUDENTS (those from other UC campuses who have completed their first year in the program).|
|UCLA-HSI SOMA Summer Fellows||Must be student at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).||Undergraduate Students|
|UCLA-HBCU Neuroscience Pathways Program
||Open to all HBCU undergraduate students.||Open to rising Juniors and Seniors from any HBCU institution.|
|UCLA Neuroscience Scholars Program (NeuroScholars)||Neuroscience, Physiological Sciences, Psychobiology, and other neurobiology-related fields.||Sophomores and junior undergraduates. Candidates must be enrolled at UCLA or any other accredited University in the US.|
|Vision Science Summer Research Program||Open to life science majors; pre-med||Rising Junior or Senior.