Research Resources

Undergraduate Research Center – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Scholarships and Research Programs.
The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences serves all students in humanities, arts, social science, and behavioral science disciplines. We invite you to explore our website or drop by our office (A334 Murphy Hall) to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!
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Humanities Residential College: The Humanities Residential College (HRC) is a vibrant learning community that brings students and faculty together in small, informal gatherings to explore how the humanities shape our world and our thinking. Residents of the HRC are given unique access to academic counseling services, opportunities to participate in special writing and career workshops, and are provided with behind-the-scenes access to select museums and cultural events.

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Scholarship Resource Center: The Scholarship Resource Center (SRC) was established at UCLA in 1996 to provide scholarship information, resources, and support services to all UCLA students, regardless of financial aid eligibility. Although we primarily assist UCLA's undergraduate students, we offer resources for graduate students as well. All of our services are provided at no charge.

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Powell Undergraduate Research Week:  All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to present their research as a poster in the Powell Undergraduate Research Week poster sessions. The week features student presentations, research workshops, panels, receptions, and student research awards. For more information, visit:

Scholarships & Fellowships

Visit the Undergraduate Research Center for information on the following scholarships and fellowships:

  • Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP): The URFP supports students in any field doing entry-level research for winter and spring quarters (SRP 99 or departmental research courses, i.e. 199/198/196). URFP fellows receive a $2,000 scholarship and enroll in Honors 101A: Student Research Forum during the winter quarter. For more information, visit: Students must apply by November 15th at 11:59pm.
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF): The MMUF supports third-year undergraduates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the humanities, arts, or humanistic social sciences. The chief goal of the program is to diversify the professoriate and eradicate racial disparities in higher education. Mellon Mays Fellows receive quarterly stipends over the two-year program. They work closely with faculty advisers and graduate mentors to design and carry out an independent research project and prepare for graduate school. For more information, visit: Students must apply by November 15th at 11:59pm.
    • The Undergraduate Research Center -- Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences will also be holding informational workshops on these scholarship opportunities as follows - MMUF/URFP Informational Workshops in Murphy A334:
      Monday, Oct 17th 3:00-4:00pm
      Wednesday, Oct 26th 12:00-1:00pm
      Tuesday, Nov 1st 3:30-4:30pm
      Thursday, Nov 3rd 2:30-3:30pm
      Monday, Nov 7th 12:00-1:00pm
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars Program: The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) support juniors and seniors completing a comprehensive research project or departmental honors thesis with a faculty mentor during the 2016-2017 academic year. Juniors receive a $3,000 scholarship, and seniors receive a $5,000 scholarship. Application deadline: June 15, 2016 at 11:59pm.
  • McNair Research Scholars Program: Two-year program that prepares first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the humanities, arts, or social sciences for careers in academia. The program attracts scholars committed to transforming the academy through critical research:
  • 2015 UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR): The Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer undergraduate students the chance to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about graduate school and potentially pursue a career in teaching and research:
  • Summer Humanities Scholars Program: The Summer Humanities Scholars program (June 20-August 26, 2016) provides a $2,000 scholarship for rising UCLA juniors and seniors in humanitites fields to complete a research project with a faculty mentor for 10 weeks. In addition to conducting their own research projects, Summer Humanities Scholars attend regular workshops covering scholarly communications and graduate school/career preparation. 

Application deadline: May 1, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Non-University Resources

Boren Scholarships is an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages (French available) in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Maximum scholarship awards are:
• $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
• $10,000 for a semester
• $20,000 for a full academic year

Length of Study: Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged.

Complete information and application: For additional information: click here

The Rotary Global Grant: For those considering grad school, The Rotary Global Grant offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for students pursuing a graduate degree abroad in a country where a Rotary Club is located. Applicants must apply directly to a graduate program as well as for the Rotary Global Grant. Graduate programs must focus on one of Rotary's six areas of focus. Applicant must also outline a sustainable service project in their host community. Candidates must have Bachelor's degree at the time of starting the grant. U.S. and non U.S. citizens may apply. For more information: