Research Opportunities

Summer Research Fellowship

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program offers UCLA undergraduates the opportunity to carry out research with a Chemistry or Biochemistry faculty mentor during the summer. The mentor must agree to supervise the student during the summer.

2021 Information

   2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Application FormSummer Research Fellowship Application for 2021

   2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Application FormRecommendation Form   (*Required)


Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Short answer question responses
  • Personal statements
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • One letter of recommendation
    (These can be emailed to by the Professor or you can turn in a copy in a sealed envelope.)

Applications for the Summer Research Fellowship Program must be emailed to Undergrad Office email address at  or turned in to the Undergraduate Office in 4006 Young Hall by Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00PM.

Please direct all questions to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Office.


Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences

The Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences provides a number of resources to students who are looking to get involved in research at UCLA. Their website has information on the SRP program and a number of other research opportunities and scholarships available to students at UCLA.

Please visit their website for more information.

C.U.R.E. at UCLA

The Collaboration in Undergraduate Research Enrichment (C.U.R.E.) at UCLA is a student organization representing the life sciences and biomedical research. Their goal is to expose undergraduate students to research opportunities.

For more information, please visit their website.

Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions.

Click here for more information.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

To view the list of REU sites for Chemistry, please click here.

National Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools

The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring two INTENSIVE six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy. Fellowships include a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit will be awarded.

For more information, click here.