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UCLA Research Mentorship Program

UCLA Research Mentorship Program


The Research Mentorship Program (formerly called the RA/Mentorship Program) is designed to assist recipient in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship. The program's expected outcome is to increase the number of students who complete the Ph.D. degree and who show promise as candidates for faculty appointments.


* Must be a UCLA student to apply.
* All nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
* The Research Mentorship Program is a campus wide program open to second, third, and fourth year doctoral students who are not yet at the dissertation stage and not advanced to candidacy. Deserving students in any school, department, or interdepartmental program offering the doctorate are eligible.
* Individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply for the program.
* Applicants must be nominated by their departments.


Students will receive a stipend of $15,000, plus registration fees (excluding nonresident tuition). If invited to present the results of their collaborative activities at a conference, awardees may receive up to $500 toward their travel expenses.


February 25, 2005.

Application and for more information

Application forms are available in 1252 Murphy Hall, UCLA or online

Applicants must complete the following:

* "2005-2006 Research Mentorship Program Application" (completed on both front and back). Must be current year. Old forms will not be accepted.
* A brief (2-4 pages) proposal outlining a schedule of training goals and activities for the academic year.
* An unofficial transcript that includes Fall Quarter 2004 grades. IF Fall Quarter is your first academic term at UCLA, please include an unofficial transcript from the last university attended.
* Curriculum Vitae or a resume
* A letter of recommendation from the faculty member who will serve as the mentor, describing the mentor relationship and the project that the student will complete during the 2005-2006academic year. Recommenders should use the "Graduate Fellowships Letter of Recommendation form".

Completed application materials must be submitted to the student's department for nomination. Students are asked to not staple application materials together.

For more information

Web site:
students may contact Liz Taylor Coordinator, Special & Extramural Fellowships Graduate Division

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