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Undergraduate Research Week 2021

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Project ended on June 07, at 11:55 PM PDT
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Supporting Diverse Undergraduate Researchers

Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in Undergraduate Research 

At a time when research and health equity are at the forefront of our minds, UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Centers (URC’s) are preparing our researchers who are the scientists, CEOs, and artists of tomorrow. The CARE Fellows Program provides students with little to no previous research experience the opportunity to receive financial support while participating in a research with a faculty mentor. The goal of this program is to provide enrichment opportunities for those students who seek careers in scientific research and teaching and whose success through graduate training will increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals in the academic and technological fields. 

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The Promise of CARE Fellows: Preparation, Access, and Opportunity

This year the CARE Fellows will no longer have the support and consistent funding from the federal government. Staying true to the URC's mission – Preparation, Access, and Opportunity, we see this as an opportunity to help a Bruin program and its students in need of funds to continue, sustain, and help underrepresented student researchers thrive in their time at UCLA and beyond. 

Our mission to provide resources that promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate students is made all the more relevant during times like these. Leadership and innovation now ensure that students can remote pursue program like CARE Fellows, services, and access financial help they need to continue at UCLA. 

The number of Bruins who contact the URCs seeking to apply to the program continues to grow and we are currently not able to accept any new applications. 

Your gift will directly impact the URC’s ability to increase the percentage of student research applicants for the this program who through this program are able to be paid to do research – alleviating any financial burden and allowing them to focus solely on their research and participate in enriching opportunities such as this year's 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Week. Here they will have the opportunity to showcase their work to the greater UCLA and Los Angeles research community. 

The Impact 

Not only will your support cement underrepresented undergraduate student researcher's place and support system at UCLA, but you will be carving out a path for them forward beyond UCLA. 

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Meet our CARE Fellows Scholars

The impact of a program like the CARE Fellows, goes far beyond hands-on research experience. Undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to thrive with access to resources, networking, and the ability to make lifelong friends while doing what they love. To hear from some our current and past CARE Fellows undergraduate researchers, continue reading below. 

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Our way
of Thanking You


Eight Clap!

Be a part of the UCLA celebratory Eight Clap and receive exclusively designed UCLA Zoom backgrounds to use during Undergraduate Research Week! (tax deductible gift of $8)

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Class of 2021!

This is a great way to celebrate the impact and accomplishments you made with your 2021 classmates! For Seniors - your gift today will not only support future Bruins but also also be recognized as your Senior Class Gift (tax-deductible gift of $20.21)

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Bruin Researcher

You are a Bruin researcher and you want to support your fellow diverse and underrepresented classmates. Your donation of $35 will earn you an Undergraduate Research Week t-shirt. Get your t-shirt now for $35 and we will mail you your t-shirt. (Tax deductible gift of $31)

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Bruin Innovator

UCLA researchers have accomplished so much. Join us in celebrating Bruin research by making a donation of $100. Your donation today will secure you a blue Passion Planner (tax deductible gift of $75.50). Limited quantity.

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Chancellors Young Alumni

Students who give at this level will receive membership to the Chancellors Young Alumni Circle. Please visit for more details on this membership. (tax-deductible gift of $250)

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Bruin Trailblazer

As a person who leaves a path for others to follow, your gift creates awareness of the need of diversity in research and the cost to conduct and present research (tax deductible gift of $500)

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Bruin Leader

UCLA is unique in that it offers two Undergraduate Research Centers - Sciences and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) that support underrepresented, diverse, and high financial needs students at every stage in their research - developing and preparing students for careers in all areas. With this giving level, you will become a member of the Chancellors Society. More information can be found here: (tax deductible gift of $1,000)

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CARE Fellow

Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education, Adriana Galvan would like to specially thank you for joining her Deans Circle in support of the Undergraduate Research at UCLA. Your gift will fund one undergraduate research student in the CARE Fellows program for one year allowing them the focus solely on their research and thrive at UCLA.

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