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NOTE: The deadline to apply is: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Any online applications submitted after this time will not be accepted. No faxes or emails accepted.
UPDATE: 2021 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM) Program decisions have been rescheduled to Friday, April 16, 2021, at 5:30pm PDT. Our apologies for the delay. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The GSRM Program is designed to provide financial support to UCLA doctoral students in order to release recipients from employment or loan obligations that might delay progress in graduate study. Awardees should consider it as their principal/primary summer activity.
A specific objective of the program is to promote opportunities for students to work closely with a faculty mentor in developing a paper for presentation at an academic conference and/or for publication. General goals are to facilitate close working relationships between faculty and students during the early stages of graduate education, to promote timely degree progress, and to encourage creative scholarship and research productivity.
GSRM awardees are expected to complete and submit a draft of a paper (either single-authored by the student or co-authored with the faculty mentor) by the end of the summer through the GSRM Program Evaluation. This paper should be submitted for presentation at a professional conference and/or for publication sometime during the following academic year (October-June). This is a program requirement.
If the program evaluation and paper are not submitted by the end of the program, recipients will not be considered if applying for this fellowship in subsequent years.
It is expected that the faculty mentor will be in frequent contact with the awardee during the summer and committed to working closely with the student. Awardees and mentors must complete a program evaluation at the end of summer.
GSRM awardees may not work more than 25% time so as to not detract from the GSRM experience. Furthermore, awardees should be mindful that by accepting funding, they are declaring that the GSRM project will be their sole activity in summer. Should a post-audit discover appointment(s) above 25%, the GSRM stipend will be prorated and reduced accordingly (e.g., a 50% TA appointment for a six-week summer session will result in a reduction of the GSRM stipend by at least 46%–6 weeks of the 13 that should have been devoted to the GSRM activities were spent as a TA).
The program is open to UCLA doctoral students who:
Awardees of the George and Sakaye Aratani Fellowship, Center for European and Russian Studies Summer Award, Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS), Lenart Travel Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grant and other summer fellowships are not eligible to receive GSRM funding at the same time as their other funding.
Students may apply for the GSRM in only one doctoral degree program and may receive the award only twice. In addition, prior year recipients who did not complete the program evaluation nor submit their paper will not be considered for future applications.
The 13-week program begins June 14, 2021 and ends September 10, 2021.
Program participants will receive a maximum $6,000 stipend. The funds will be disbursed monthly.
The deadline for receipt of all online application materials (including the letter of recommendation) and a single PDF copy of supporting documents is:
Applications that are not submitted on time, fail to follow the submission procedures listed below or forwarded as an incomplete application will be disqualified and not reviewed. Applicants/departments will not be notified. Revisions to applications after submission are not allowed; no exceptions.
By applying, students understand that they are giving their consent to disclose application information to University officials and to relevant funding committees.
Students nominate themselves for this award. To apply:
Complete and submit the Online Application Form. Upload the following documents (except the letter of recommendation) in the order listed as a single, combined PDF file and upload the single, combined PDF. If you upload multiple, separate documents, each upload will overwrite the previous file, and thus your application will be incomplete. If there is a document that should be in landscape position and it is in portrait position, please rotate the document before you combine it into the single, combined PDF.
If there is a document that should be in landscape position and it is in portrait position, please rotate it before you upload it.
NOTE: Applications that are not submitted on time, fail to follow the submission procedures listed below or forwarded as an incomplete application will be disqualified and not reviewed. Applicants/departments will not be notified. Revisions to applications after submission are not allowed; no exceptions.
A strong application will contain the following:
The name and home department of fellowship awardees may be published on the Graduate Division’s website, in its publications and/or posted on its bulletin boards and other Graduate Division venues for educational purposes. Awardees who do not want their information published must check the “Do Not Consent” box when returning the fellowship contract (Offer of Support).
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