Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing a career in science or engineering. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

Students will be paired with a UCLA faculty mentor if the student does not already have one. Program typically includes stipend; housing; meals; 2-day biotechnology in Los Angeles; luncheons with faculty; workshops; seminars and poster presentations.

For more information, click here. For questions, email Kim Mendez at

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.

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.