URFP and MMUF scholarship programs – Deadline: 11:59pm on 11/15/2018

Are you interested in earning a scholarship for conducting a two quarter-long or two year-long research or creative project in the humanities, arts, or social sciences?

Apply to the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) or the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program by 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 15!

Apply online: go to MyUCLA and choose “Campus Life” and then “Survey.” Students must complete the online URFP application for both URFP and MMUF, and fill out an authorization release form by 11:59 pm on November 15. For the MMUF program only, students must also submit a letter of recommendation from their faculty mentor by 11:59 pm on November 15.

FIND OUT MORE:
Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP)
The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) is a research scholarship program open to students of all class levels who are interested in completing an independent research or creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor during winter and spring 2019. URFP participants receive a $2,000 scholarship!

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled full-time
  • 2.5 GPA or higher earned at UCLA (transfer students are eligible to apply without an established UCLA GPA)
  • Faculty mentor in the humanities, arts, or social sciences
  • Complete an independent research or creative project, departmental honors thesis, or capstone project in the humanities, arts, or social sciences during winter and spring 2019
  • Enroll in a SRP 99 or departmental 196, 198, or 199 research contract course for both winter and spring quarters
  • Enroll in Honors Collegium 101A: Student Research Forum in winter quarter
  • Present your findings at Undergraduate Research Week 2019 or complete a research reflection
FIND OUT MORE:
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program is a two year-long research scholarship program open to junior applicants* who are interested in completing a comprehensive research project, honors thesis, or capstone project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

MMUF participants receive up to $15,000 in scholarships and funding during junior and senior year, and can receive an additional $10,000 in student loan reimbursement after the completion of a PhD program!

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Junior-level standing as of fall 2018 (*also open to senior-level applicants who are staying an additional year)
  • 3.25 GPA or higher earned at UCLA (transfer students are eligible to apply without an established UCLA GPA)
  • Faculty mentor in the humanities, arts, or social sciences
  • Complete a departmental honors thesis, capstone project, or independent comprehensive research project
  • Commitment to research and intention to enroll in a PhD program
  • Enroll in Honors 101I: Research Today during winter 2019
  • Enroll in Honors 101J: Mellon Mays Research Seminar each quarter
  • Enroll in a SRP 99 or departmental 198/199 research contract course each quarter
  • Conduct research during summer 2019 and 2020
  • Present your findings at Undergraduate Research Week 2019 (optional) and 2020 (required)
HOW TO APPLY
  • Collect Your Application Materials:
  1. Research statement
  2. Personal statement
  3. Financial Aid Authorization and Release Form
  4. Letter of recommendationfrom your faculty mentor (MMUF applicants only)
  • Submit Your Application: URFP and MMUF applications and letters of recommendation from faculty mentors are due at 11:59 pm on November 15. Apply on MyUCLA by choosing “Campus Life” and then “Survey.” Students must complete the online URFP application for both URFP and MMUF.
ATTEND A WORKSHOP

  • Tuesday, November 6
    • 4-5 pm
    • Transfer Student Center (Kerckhoff 128)
  • Friday, November 9
    • 3-4 pm
    • College Academic Counseling (Murphy A316-P)*please check in at the CAC front desk

GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP
Schedule an appointment with a URC-HASS Graduate Student mentor to brainstorm research topics or to get feedback on your research proposal and/or personal statement:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR URFP & MMUF APPLICATION
  • Read a sample research proposal: Visit our office in Murphy A334 (next to College Academic Counseling) between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday to read research and creative proposals written by past URC-HASS program participants
  • Schedule a one-on-one appointment: Schedule an appointment with one of our graduate student mentors to get help with your research proposal, personal statement, and application – call us at (310) 825-2935 or emailurhass@college.ucla.edu!
  • Not able to meet with one of our graduate student mentors? Check out these alternatives:
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  • Email us: Email the Undergraduate Research Center at urhass@college.ucla.eduwith any questions about the URFP and/or MMUF application or program!
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