A comprehensive listing of various opportunities that may be of interest to department majors and minors.
- Please check back in December 2013 for application information for the 2014 conference
- Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference
- The abstract deadline will be announced in December 2013
- 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
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:
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 is currently seeking new editors for the upcoming winter 2014 term, and a spot is waiting for you.
For all those wishing to join, please attend the first meeting on Monday, January 6th from 4 to 6 PM in Public Affairs 2317. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
- Drug Abuse Research Training Summer Research Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC
We are now accepting applications for the NIDA-sponsored DART Summer Research Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC.
Eligibility: Medical, Graduate & Undergraduate Students
Stipend amount: $3,000
Duration: 10 weeks starting 5/19/14 through 7/25/14
Application Procedure: Spots are limited and applications are competitive.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2014
For more information about the DART program and to apply:
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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
- UCLA Amgen Scholars Program – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 3, 2014
The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 10 universities across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.
During the summer of 2014, UCLA will host 24 Amgen Scholars: 12 undergraduates from UCLA and 12 from other U.S. colleges and universities. Amgen Scholars will participate in research projects; attend scientific seminars, and work under some of the nation’s top academic scientists. The Amgen Scholars Program also includes a $3500 stipend, housing and some meals provided, a three-day Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, GRE preparation course, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, and poster presentations.
- Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (international students are ineligible);
- Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories;
- Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors (freshmen and graduating seniors are ineligible);
- Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above; and
- Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.
- Able to attend the entire program June 22-August 29, 2014
Application Deadline: February 3, 2014
For more information about the program: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgenscholars.htm
For specific directions on the application process: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgensupplapplication.htm
To learn more about all ten U.S. Amgen Scholars Program host institutions, visit: http://www.amgenscholars.com
Please direct any questions about the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program to:
Cindy Mosqueda, Program Representative
2121 Life Sciences Building
Scholarships & Awards:
- The UCLA McNair Research Scholars Program
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
$ 7,500 per academic year for students in math, science or engineering. Outstanding UCLA sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering are invited to apply for a Goldwater Scholarship.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award up to 300 merit-based educational scholarships to college sophomores and juniors throughout the United States. Each scholarship will cover eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room & board up to $7,500 annually. Sophomore level scholarship recipients will be eligible for two years of support and junior level recipients, for one year of support
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.
- CARE Fellows & CARE Scholars Programs
Do you have a great student? For students beginning research in the sciences. Funded by the NIH’s Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity, the CARE Fellows program provides a $875 stipend for 70 hours of research. 10-20 awards per quarter at the CARE Fellows level. This program is offered every quarter, with a deadline of Monday of 2nd week. Students that successfully summarize their progress at the end of the program may be eligible to continue in the CARE Scholars Program, which proves $1500 for 120 hours of participation. For more information about eligibility and program components visit: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/care.htm
DEADLINE: Monday, January 13, 2014 – 5pm
- 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.
- Interested in taking on a NEW UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER for this year?
Now is the time to submit your postings for the Student Research Program (SRP). The SRP Deadline for Winter contracts is January 17, 2014. We recommend submitting your positions at least 3 weeks before the deadline. For more information on posting undergraduate research positions visit:
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
- 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.
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.
For more information please visit: uclaglobalpublichealthbrigades.wordpress.com
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