A comprehensive listing of various opportunities that may be of interest to department majors and minors.
- Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC)
- The Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference was created in 1992 by Dr. Elizabeth Bjork with the objective of creating opportunities for undergraduate research assistants to develop their presentation skills and share their research efforts with their peers and colleagues.
- The online application is currently available. The application deadline is February 27th. 2014.
- Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference
- University of Virginia – Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference
- Abstract proposals for oral talks or poster presentations may be submitted beginning January 6, 2014, continuing until March 10, 2014
- Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine
- Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM, formerly NCAM) at UCLA David Geffen Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG) UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) present Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM 2014)
- Early Student Registration NOW OPEN.
- Includes breakfast, lunch, a conference goodie bag and T-shirt, and an opportunity to have fun and network with professionals!
- Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 10am-4pm | UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Tamkin Auditorium B-130
Graduate School Preparation:
The UCLA Career Center offers personal assistance and programs on the graduate and professional school application process, including program selection, the personal essay, faculty recommendations, admissions tests, and financial assistance. In the Fall quarter, the Career Center hosts the annual UCLA Graduate and Professional School Fair. This fair attracts representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities who showcase their university programs and offer admission information.
Research, Fellowships, & Publications:
The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Institute at the Florida Mental Health Institute (SRI@FMHI). The SRI@FMHI is a ten-week program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health designed for undergraduate students (particularly those who will be entering their senior year) interested in enhancing their research skills within the context of mental health. The SRI@FMHI will begin on May 29, 2014 and end on August 6, 2014.
• $4,000 research stipend
• $400 to support travel expenses
• Research project support funding
Applications must be received no later than March 7, 2014.
- Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP)
Have you recently completed a research paper in a psychology-related field? Looking for a platform to broadcast and publish your work? If so, the Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) cordially invites you to submit your papers for our inaugural publication, expected to be published in Spring 2014. URJP is an annual publication of collaborative efforts between students at UCLA and neighboring universities, which publishes undergraduate research in psychology and psychology-related fields (i.e., neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive science) as long as the papers:
- Are original work completed by undergraduates
- Includes senior honors theses, independent research projects, literature reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing
- Have never been published before
- Fit the attached submissions criteria
Even if you have not completed an independent research project and don't have access to usable data, we STRONGLY encourage all undergraduate students to take a look at our "stepping stone" and "review article" submission types. These submission types are relatively short in length (around 7 pages) and DO NOT require access to data. These offer very unique opportunities for students to publish work as undergrads!
The deadline to submit papers for publication is January 20th of 2014. Multiple submissions from one author are welcome. If you would like to submit an original research article for review and consideration for publication, please complete the following instructions:
- Read the attached submission criteria
- Attach a word and pdf copy of the article in an email to email@example.com
- Remove any identifying information (such as author and institution name) within the research paper, to ensure anonymity within the selection process
- Include your full name, paper title, telephone number, and preferred email address in the body of the email message
If you have any questions or concerns about the submissions process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Join Aleph—UCLA’s enduring and revelatory undergraduate journal for the humanities and social sciences. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to review, edit, and publish? Curious to peer behind the curtain of the publication process? Hope to make a contribution to scholarship offered to the public? Need Honors credit or something intriguing on your CV/résumé?
Aleph meets once a week, same time and place, and is registered under Honors 101C, Seminar 2. Any and all questions will be answered; any and all willing and dedicated can enroll in the course for an invaluable experience. Please e-mail email@example.com with any further questions.
- Research Assistant for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, directed by Dr. John Sweeney, has multiple ongoing research projects investigating cognitive and sensorimotor abilities and their underlying brain systems in individuals with Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and related neurodevelopmental disorders. These clinical research projects are conducted in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities’s clinical assessment and treatment services, providing many opportunities for active involvement in patient evaluations and discussions.
Responsibilities for the position include administering neuropsychological, eye movement, MRI and EEG testing, scoring cognitive and sensorimotor test data, data entry, preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) reports, and participating in meetings reviewing and interpreting data, preparing manuscripts, and planning future studies. This position provides the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with clinical populations, developing skills in psychological and neuropsychological testing, and participating in each phase of the research process within large-scale NIH funded research studies. The majority of previous RAs in these positions have successfully gone on to pursue training in medical school, clinical psychology programs, and cognitive neuroscience programs.
Applicants should have a BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field. Interested participants are asked to make at least a 2 year commitment due to the extensive training required.
Interested individuals should send a resume or CV and a brief cover letter stating your career goals and any relevant background information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science June 1 - July 31, 2014
The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2014 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science.
Undergraduates in their junior (3rd) year during the 2013-2014 academic year of baccalaureate studies interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in science. *Both US and foreign applications will be accepted.*
Our fellowship will cover travel and on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. Training will also include an orientation with introductory lectures, weekly talks from CVS faculty, laboratory demos, a poster session and CVS picnic at summer's end. Rochester, located near Lake Ontario in western New York, is an internationally recognized center for visual and imaging science and provides a scenic and natural setting for a variety of outdoor activities.
Note: This program is for undergraduate students ONLY. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in the Center for Visual Science should contact the faculty member(s) who fits their areas of interest directly.
More information can be found at:
Application due: February 28, 2014
Scholarships & Awards:
- Joseph Helfgot Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is earmarked to assist students who will be Juniors in Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology, beginning Fall Quarter 2014.
Deadline: April 4, 2014
• Students will receive $2,500 a year for two years, providing the student maintain a 3.0 GPA.
• Students must be financially needy, as determined by the Financial Aid Office (FAFSA required)
• Application packets must be received by the Financial Aid Office by April 4, 2014 to
Alejandra Ramirez, Scholarship Coordinator
UCLA Financial Aid Office
405 Hilgard Avenue, A129 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1435
• Selected candidates will be interviewed in mid-May, and will be contacted by the UCLA Office of Scholarships.
o Selected candidates will be interviewed by the Joseph Helfgot Memorial Scholarship Committee. Please be advised that all applicants must be present on the interview date. Alternate dates and telephone interviews will not be conducted.
- The UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program
UCLA Opportunities/ Resources:
- The Writing Success Program (WSP)
WSP offers to UCLA undergraduate students. WSP is the longest running writing service on campus, and is the only student-initiated, student-run academic service of its kind.
- SUMMER RESEARCH FUNDING
The Undergraduate Research Center has a variety of programs that support undergraduate to work full time during the summer. Deadlines range from February through March. Please keep an eye out for the next Quarterly Newsletter which will highlight those opportunities. Or encourage your undergraduate to visit our web site: www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu and click on the Research Scholarships link. UCLA summer research opportunities include Amgen Scholars, and the CARE Science, Engineering & Math Summer Program, among others.
- OTHER RESEARCH-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES:
The URC-Sciences Travel Grant program – Reimburse your students up to $300 for attending and presenting at professional conferences.
The Elma Gonzalez Research Needs Award program – If your student’s project requires a specific purchase, but you lack the funds to purchase the item, have your student apply for a Research Needs Award. We have enough funds for just one more award, and then this opportunity will end.
The UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal – Did your 199 student submit a terrific thesis in June? If so, encourage them to submit their paper for publication in the UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal.
UCLA Student Groups:
- PSI CHI, The International Honor Society In Psychology: UCLA Chapter
All students in the Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Science, and their pre- majors are invited to attend the general meetings of the local chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology! Active participation and membership in your local chapter and the Society can be included beneficially in your résumés/CVs and applications to make them well-rounded. For more information about our chapter, you may visit our website at http://www.uclapsichi.org
- Cognitive Science Student Association (CSSA)
Do you have an interest in psychology, artificial intelligence, anthropology, linguistics, user interface, education, or philosophy? The Cognitive Science Student Association looks to bring together everyone who has an interest in these areas. CSSA facilitates you getting the most out of your education at UCLA through research, publishing, discussion, networks, peer mentorship and more. But not only are we here for intellectually and academic stimulation, we are also about building friendships and social connections with those at our large school who have the same interests as you! Our website is at http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/cogsci.
Pre-Med/Pre-Dental/Pre-Pharmacy Student Groups
- The Pre-Dental Student Outreach Program (PDSOP)
PDSOP is the largest pre-dental student group on campus with opportunities and access to community service, social and networking events, membership awards, dental students, professors, and even admissions officers.
- Pre-Pharmacy Society at UCLA
Interested in a career in pharmacy, but don't know where to begin?
The Pre-Pharmacy Society at UCLA is now accepting membership applications! Through various speakers, field trips, peer mentorship, and informational meetings, we strive to keep our members informed on issues that concern them as future healthcare practitioners. Furthermore, we make every effort to develop UCLA’s students into future leaders in the field of pharmacy.
If you would like to become a member of the Pre-Pharmacy Society, the application can be found here. If you submitted an application and paid during fall quarter, you are considered a member for the entire year and do not need to reapply.
As a reminder, being an active member this quarter involves attending 5 meetings ( with at least one being a social). Family socials and SCPPS will count towards this 5 meeting requirement. Additionally, the volunteer events required for active status are as follows: 1 event if active for 1 quarter, 2 events if active for 2 or 3 quarters.
Our meetings are on Thursdays at 6 PM in Humanities 169. Also, check out our website: http://uclaprepharm.wordpress.com/.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.
- SWC Student Health Advocates Recruitment
Interested in public health? Promoting student health on campus? Programming and coordinating health events? Or, are you just looking to get involved at UCLA? The Student Health Advocates (SHA) are recruiting for the 2013-2014 school year. Past events include Chillax to the Max (Relaxation Fair), Kick Your Food Up a Notch, Tote'ly Balanced and Take a Shot at Safety. If you are pre-med, pre-health, or interested in health programming, check out the SWC website and apply today!
Other UCLA Student Groups
- Global Public Health Brigade
Are you interested in Public Health? Do you want to travel to the beautiful Caribbean country of Honduras, while helping make a positive difference?Want to learn how you can impact the life of others by helping build sustainable health projects? Then, Global Public Health Brigade is the place for you.
Global Brigades Public Health Brigade is NOW accepting applications! During this one-week program, you will work alongside an under-served family to pursue Public Health sustainable projects. Some of which include water storage units and eco-stoves. All majors are welcome and no prior experience is necessary! This program is designed for volunteers of all backgrounds and educational career interests to contribute to communities of high need who undergo scarce resources. As students we share a common goal: To Unite & Serve.
Interested in the Global Brigades Public Health Brigade?
When: June 16th -22
Deadline: First Come, First Serve Basis
For more information and to find out how you can APPLY please visit:
For more information please visit: uclaglobalpublichealthbrigades.wordpress.com
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org