Applications for 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships due May 1st

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Our Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers UCLA undergraduates the opportunity to carry out research with a faculty mentor during the summer.

Applications for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Research Fellowships are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is May 1st and the chemistry or biochemistry faculty mentor must agree to supervise the student during the summer. For more information and/or to submit an application, visit the Summer Research Fellowship information and application website. Fellowship stipends range from $3,000 to $3,500.

Available Summer Research Fellowships

•    Alumni Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award (Boschan)
•    Dan Kivelson Undergraduate Research Fellowship
•    Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
•    Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research Fellowship Please direct all questions about the Summer Research Fellowships to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Office, attention Denise Mantonya,, 310-825-4660.
At the reception for the 2016 Summer Research Fellows (from left) Chair Catherine Clarke and her mentee Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Research Scholar Nguyen Pham.  Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research scholars Riley Fricke and Alexander Laughlin. Not only is summer research experience typically one of the most meaningful parts of an undergraduate education, it also enables students to pursue science research rather than having to accept a summer job in an unrelated field (e.g. Starbucks, etc.). For many students, experiencing research in a lab is a real game-changer — many who previously thought they were headed to pharmacy, medical, or dental school, realize how exciting research is, and begin to consider research as a career.   By conducting research during the summer, students gain skills that help them in their lab courses and, as a result, they excel in classes they may have previously dreaded. They develop a network of friends and colleagues who can be very helpful when looking for employment and discovering other opportunities.   We are currently raising funds to support future named Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships. If you are interested in making a contribution please contact Denise Mantonya,, 310-825-4660.