Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program – Frequently Asked Questions

May I submit my GSRM application before the deadline?

Yes. We encourage you to submit your complete application as soon as possible.

May I submit a Degree Progress Report instead of an unofficial graduate transcript?

No. You must submit an unofficial graduate transcript. You can obtain an unofficial transcript, at no cost, from the Registrar’s Office in 1113 Murphy Hall or by logging in to your MyUCLA account.  If Fall is your first graduate term at UCLA, be sure to include an unofficial transcript from your last college/university.

I am an international graduate student. May I apply for the GSRM Program?

Yes. However, funding is subject to fellowship eligibility in regards to visa type.

I was awarded a GSRM last year. May I apply for the GSRM Program again this year?

Graduate students may receive the GSRM a maximum of two times and in only one doctoral department/program.

May I apply for the GSRM Program and the academic year GRM Program?

If you are eligible, you may apply for both.

Do you grant extensions to the GSRM application deadline?

No extensions are granted to the GSRM application deadline.

May my graduate faculty mentor submit a letter of recommendation after the GSRM Program deadline?

Contact your faculty mentor as soon as possible. Your complete GSRM application, including the letter of recommendation, is due on the stated deadline. Letters of recommendation cannot be submitted after the deadline.

May GSRM awardees also work during the summer?

GSRM awardees can work 25% time (10 hours per week).

Do I include the letter of recommendation in the PDF file?

No. In Step 3 of the online graduate fellowship application process, provide the name and email address of the recommender.  The system will then send your recommender an email with instructions as to how to submit the letter online as a PDF document.

I am Advanced to Candidacy. May I apply for the GSRM Program?

No. GSRM applicants cannot be ATC.

I will be receiving Graduate Dean’s Scholar Award (GDSA) summer funding. May I apply for the GSRM Program?

Students receiving GDSA summer funding are not eligible for the GSRM Program.

I have other summer funding (e.g., National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Summer Award, Lenart Travel Fellowship, etc). May I apply for the GSRM Program?

No.

Are graduate students in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering & Applied Sciences eligible for the GSRM Program?

No.

Are graduate students in Law, Dentistry and Medicine eligible for the GSRM Program?

No.

I am a graduate student at another UC campus. May I apply for the GSRM Program?

The GSRM Program is for UCLA doctoral students only.

I am a graduate student at another university. May I apply for the GSRM Program?

The GSRM Program is for UCLA doctoral students only.