2017 Spring into Research application

Please check the URC-HASS website (http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urhass/) for details on other programs and next year's Spring into Research program. 
Welcome to the Spring into Research application! 

Please fill out all sections of this survey to apply for this spring 2017 program.

The Spring into Research Program aims to support freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfers who are interested in pursuing undergraduate research in the humanities, arts, or social sciences. The selected participants will not be required to conduct research during the program, but will learn about the opportunities available for undergraduate research at UCLA, tips to get started and find a faculty mentor, along with strategies, tools, and resources available to support each stage of the research process. Spring 2017 is the first time this program is being offered. 

All selected participants will be required to attend the six-part Cornerstone Research Workshop Series. This series covers the topics: Getting started with research, developing a research question, finding sources at the UCLA library, collecting and citing sources, developing your research plan, and sharing your research. 

Spring into Research participants will also complete a set of program-related assignments in conjunction with Undergraduate Research Week presentations. This year's Undergraduate Research Week takes place from May 22-26. By the end of the spring quarter, participants will also submit a research proposal for a project in the humanities, arts, or social sciences and identify a prospective faculty mentor for the project.

Participants will receive a $350 scholarship at the end of the quarter upon successful completion of all program components. (Please note: If selected, the scholarship will be part of your overall financial aid package. The Financial Aid office will adjust your financial aid package to ensure that you do not exceed your financial aid eligibility.)

To be eligible for the Spring into Research program you:
1) Must be a UCLA freshman, sophomore, or 1st year transfer student. 
2) Cannot be a current or previous recipient of a research program scholarship through the Undergraduate Research Centers or AAP. 
3) Must be available and commit to attending all required workshops held on Thursdays, from 4-5pm on April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th, May 11th, and May 18th. 
4) Must be available to attend portions of Undergraduate Research Week between Tuesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 25th. 
5) Must complete and submit all parts of this application by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 12th. 

1. First Name

2. Last Name

3. UID (9-digit university ID number)

4. E-mail

5. Major(s) or Planned Major(s)

6. Minor(s) or Planned Minor(s)

7. Year in school as of Spring 2017

8. Cumulative UCLA GPA (as of winter 2017)

9. Previous undergraduate research experience (if applicable)

10. Research interests: Please specify a topic (or topics) you are interested in studying and why it interests you. Write at least 200 words, but no more than 400. (We suggest you type this on your computer first and paste it here when you are finished.)

11. Personal interests and goals: Please describe your educational goals and why you are applying for the Spring into Research program. Write at least 200 words, but no more than 400. (We suggest you type this on your computer first and paste it here when you are finished.)

Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Research Center--Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: 310-825-2935 or urhass@college.ucla.edu.