Psychology Research Opportunities Programs

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PROPS is a two-quarter program that provides a variety of opportunities. PROPS scholars:

  • receive a stipend for Winter and Spring quarters (up to $2,000)
  • attend weekly seminars (2 units per quarter) with topics related to graduate study, research in psychology, and career options
  • get help in completing all components of a graduate school application
  • work closely with a faculty mentor conducting research in psychology
  • network with peers
  • receive guidance in choosing the right graduate school
  • present research at the end of the year at undergraduate research conferences

To be eligible for PROPS, you must:

  • have sophomore, junior, or senior standing
  • be a Psychology, Psychobiology, or Cognitive Science major or pre-major
  • have completed introductory psychology, statistics (Psych 100A), research methods (Psych 100B), and at least one upper division Psychology class taken at UCLA or another UC campus
  • have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher at UCLA and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major
  • be a member of an underrepresented group (i.e. be eligible for financial aid, be a first generation college student, member of an underrepresented minority in graduate education).  

The application deadline for 2018 has passed. Please check back in October 2018 for the 2019 program application.

Funding for PROPS is provided by the College of Letters & Science (UCOP Student Diversity Funds), the Department of Psychology, the Undergraduate Research Center, and the Dr. Monica Salinas Fund.