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					Upcoming Deadlines From UCLA’s Undergraduate
Research Center and Center for Academic and Research
Excellence (URC/CARE)
Updated: July 28, 2011
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Please note the upcoming deadlines for URC/CARE Programs for Fall 2011.


1.   Research Funding – Fall 2011


     Deadline: Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm
           CARE Fellows:
     For students of all levels majoring in the sciences; funded by the NIH Initiative for
     maximizing student diversity and provides a stipend of $750 - $1500 each
     quarter. Approximately 40 – 50 awards available each quarter. Contact
     Dr. Tama Hasson tama@lifesci.ucla.edu or call 310-206-2182 and speak with
     Anli Yang, CARE Program Rep (anliyang@lifesci.ucla.edu). For more
     information, visit http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/ScholFellows.htm and
     http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/scholscholars.htm.


     Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2011 at 5:00pm
           Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program (HHURP):
     This is a 2-year funded scholarship program for students planning to pursue
     graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Each quarter the HH student
     researcher must participate in research for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
     Funds are also available to support the attendance of HH student researchers at
     scientific meetings/conferences, and to take a GRE prep course. At the end of
     each term, each HH student must submit an abstract and paper describing
     her/his research. Contact Dr. Sonia Zarate soniaz@lifesci.ucla.edu or call 310-
     206-2182 and speak with Menise Lyons, HHURP Program Representative
     (menise@lifesci.ucla.edu). For more information, visit
     http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/scholhoward.htm.


     Deadline: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:59pm
          Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC):
     This 2-year program is funded by an NIH grant for students who are juniors in the
     2010-11 academic year. It includes a weekly journal club and provides a
     research stipend, registration fees and supply funds for six to eight students.
     Students are engaged in research for a minimum of 17 hrs per week during the
     academic year and 40 hrs per week in the summer. Students should have an
     expressed interest in entering a Ph.D. program in the biomedical sciences.
     Contact Dr. Sonia Zarate at soniaz@lifesci.ucla.edu or call 310-206-2182 and
     speak with Christine Franks, MARC Program Rep (cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu).
     For more information, visit http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-
     care/scholmarc.htm.


     Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:59pm
          Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP):
     The URFP is a scholarship supporting students doing research for winter and
     spring 2012. Participants will be required to enroll in either SRP 99 Student
     Research Program (see below) or 199/198 Departmental Honors Research for
     winter and spring 2012. They are also required to enroll in HC 101A, the Student
     Research Forum for winter quarter, 2012. Contact Dr. Angela Gee
     angelagee@lifesci.ucla.edu or call 310-206-2182 and speak with Menise Lyons,
     URFP Program Rep (menise@lifesci.ucla.edu). For more information, visit the
     website http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/scholurfp.htm.

           Travel Grants
     Contact Dr. Tama Hasson tama@lifesci.ucla.edu or call 310-206-2182 and speak
     with Menise Lyons menise@lifesci.ucla.edu. For more information, visit
     http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/conftravelgrant.htm.

          Gonzalez Research Needs Awards (RNA awards)
     Contact Dr. Tama Hasson for more information: tama@lifesci.ucla.edu or call
     310-206-2182 and speak with Menise Lyons menise@lifesci.ucla.edu. For more
     information, visit http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/RNA.htm.



2.    Research Credits/Units for Fall 2011


     Deadline: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at 5:00pm
           Student Research Program – SRP 99
     For students who wish to receive research credits and/or units for doing the lower
     division course, SRP 99. For more information please call URC-CARE office at
     310-794-4227 or visit the website http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-
     care/srp.htm. SRP workshops are available every quarter – see schedule under
     upcoming workshops on home page http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/

          Undergraduate Science Journal (USJ)
     Undergraduate science researchers may enroll in HC101B to receive credits.
     The USJ provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to present and
     publish research findings and at the same time receive course credits. Meetings
     are usually scheduled in October and November. For more information: email
     usjUCLA@gmail.com or visit the website http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/usj/.



           CityLab
     Undergraduates may enroll in MCDB192B to receive credits. CityLab is a high
     school science educational program run by UCLA undergraduates. Recruitment
     sessions usually begin in fall. For more information: email
     citylabatucla@gmail.com or visit the website http://citylabatucla.org/index.html.



3.    Conferences:


           Council on Undergraduate Research (Posters on the Hill) - CUR 2012
     Undergraduate student researchers in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences,
     Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, and Psychology will have
     an opportunity to submit their abstracts in the fall for consideration. For more
     information, please call 310-206-2182 and speak with Christine Franks,
     Conference Program Rep (cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu) or visit the website:
     http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/confcur.htm.


           SHPE National Conference 2011
     Undergraduate students in disciplines concentrating on science, technology,
     engineering, math (STEM) and other technical fields will have an opportunity for
     real-world, hands-on experiential learning environment which creates opportunity
     to enhance and develop leadership, technical, and soft skills. This will take place
     in Anaheim, CA from Oct 26-30, 2011. For more information, please call 310-
     206-2182 and speak with Christine Franks, Conference Program Rep
     (cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu) or visit the Conference website:
     http://conference.shpe.org/shpe2011/undergrad


           Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in
           Science (SACNAS) Annual National Research Conference
     Undergraduate students in science, engineering, and math of all cultural and
     ethnic backgrounds will have an opportunity to present at the 2011 SACNAS
     National Conference: "Empowering Innovation & Synergy through Diversity".
     This will take place in San Jose, California, from Oct 27-30, 2011. For more
     information, please call 310-206-2182 and speak with Christine Franks,
     Conference Program Rep (cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu) or visit the website:
     http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/confsacnas.htm.
      Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
      (ABRCMS)
Undergraduate students in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral
sciences, including mathematics will have an opportunity to participate in poster
and oral presentations at ABRCMS, the largest, professional four-day
conference. This will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, from November 9-12,
2011. For more information, please call 310-206-2182 and speak with Christine
Franks, Conference Program Rep (cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu) or visit the website:
http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/confabrcms.htm.


       The Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research
       (SCCUR)
Undergraduate students from broad multi-disciplinary majors including the
sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts and performing arts, will have an
opportunity to present their research in15-minute formal panel presentations as a
“first conference” experience. This will take place at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt.
SAC) in Walnut, CA on November 19, 2011. For more information, please call
310-206-2182 and speak with Christine Franks, Conference Program Rep
(cfranks@lifesci.ucla.edu) or visit the website:
http://www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/urc-care/confsccur.htm.

				
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