SPUR-LABS Application Information

Application period

 The Summer 2017 application is now closed.  Applications for 2018 will be available in the winter and are due by February 1st.

How to apply

Submit UCLA SPUR online application form, and select Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research: Life and Biomedical Sciences (SPUR-LABS) as the summer program.

  • Send the following items as a single pdf file to spurlabs@mednet.ucla.edu with the subject line Application [your last name, first name]
    1. Your name, undergraduate institution, and current class year (e.g. junior, senior)
    2. Indicate whether you are applying for the eight week or ten week option

    3. List the names, institutional affiliations, and email address of two science faculty from whom you have requested letters of recommendation (you must also instruct the recommenders how to submit letters per instructions below)

List, in order of preference, up to three of the following research training areas and five faculty members with whom you are interested in training

      • Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology

      • Bioinformatics

      • Cell & Developmental Biology

      • Gene Regulation

      • Genetics & Genomics

      • Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis

      • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology

      • Molecular Pharmacology

      • Neuroscience

      • Physics & Biology in Medicine
      • Personal statement that describes your bioscience research interests and any research experience, including how these interests and experiences have shaped your personal and professional goals, and how SPUR-LABS would help you meet these goals. In addition, address ways in which your personal background, experiences, and/or accomplishments contribute to diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of barriers to participation in bioscience research careers. (1500 word maximum)
      • Unofficial or official copy of most recent academic transcript
    5.  Request two letters of recommendation from science faculty: letters should be signed on university letterhead, scanned, and sent by the recommender to spurlabs@mednet.ucla.edu by the deadline, preferred subject line: LOR [applicant last name, first name]