The CARE SEM Summer Program is a 10-week opportunity for UCLA undergraduates to undertake research with a UCLA faculty and receive professional development through workshops and seminars.

Up to $6000 over 10 weeks

Monday, June 24, 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019 (10 weeks)


Participants are required to complete the entire ten week program (approximately 40 hours per week in the lab). Participants must attend all required workshops, seminars, and social events and complete all assignments. At the end of the program, each participant is required to give a poster presentation describing his/her research and complete a post-program survey.


  • Be a UCLA student in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above (in the previous quarter and overall)
  • Have a faculty mentor and have completed all required trainings for your laboratory*
  • Identify with at least one of the following (including AB 540 (or DACA) students):
    • from an educationally or socio-economically disadvantaged background
    • of African, Hispanic, Native American, or Native Pacific Islander descent
    • have a registered disability
  • Not be currently receiving other summer funding of any type for work done in the laboratory (e.g. work study)
  • Be interested in pursuing a PhD or dual degree that includes a PhD (e.g. MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, DDS/PhD)

*If you have not done research at UCLA, you should attend a Student Research Program (SRP) workshop. The workshops cover how to find a research mentor. Students should have a faculty mentor and be doing research in a lab by the start of spring quarter in order to be best prepared for CARE SEM Summer Program.

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