Getting involved in research projects is a great way to gain practical skills and prepare for graduate school and your future career. See the resources below for the many opportunities to participate in research projects on campus and within the Luskin School.

Luskin Resources

  • Luskin Faculty

    Learn more about the Public Affairs faculty and consider contacting them to explore the availability of undergraduate research opportunities, through a paid or volunteer position, or a course such as PUB AFF 199.

  • Student Research Program (SRP)

    PUB AFF 99 (1 to 2 units) is entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). This course is offered every quarter and must be arranged by the student via an individual contract. See below, in the Undergraduate Research Center Resources section, for more information. This course may be repeated and must be taken P/NP.

  • Directed Research or Senior Project in Public Affairs

    PUB AFF 199 (2 to 6 units) is supervised individual research or investigation under the guidance of faculty mentor. A culminating paper or project is required. This course is offered every quarter and must be arranged by the student via an individual contract. The course is limited to juniors and seniors and can be taken P/NP or for a letter grade.

  • Luskin Research Centers

                   

Undergraduate Research Center Resources

The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences serves all students in humanities, arts, social science, and behavioral science disciplines. Search for research opportunities in all disciplines through the Undergraduate Research Portal:

  • Search for research opportunities both on and off campus
  • Create a profile that faculty can find when looking for student researchers

Undergraduate Research Week is May 20-24, 2019!

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PORTAL
Find research opportunities here

STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
SRP 99 is a quarterly research course

SPRING INTO RESEARCH
provides tips, strategies, tools, and skills for conducting research

MELLON MAYS UG FELLOWSHIP
2-year program for those interested in a PhD

MCNAIR RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
2-year program for those interested in a PhD

UG RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
URSP supports upper division, individual research

UG RESEARCH FELLOWS PROGRAM
URFP supports entry-level research

UG INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
support for work that crosses disciplinary boundaries

ALEPH: UG RESEARCH JOURNAL
UCLA’s only official journal publishing UG research

TRAVEL GRANTS
for students who are accepted to present a poster or paper