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Undergraduate Research Week 2023

UCLA Undergraduate Research plus Giving equals discovery. Support undergraduate research at UCLA!
Participation Drive
203 Donors
Towards goal of 200 Donors
$9,061.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on August 31, at 04:00 PM PDT
Project Owners

We Did It!

June 14, 2023

Thanks to you, we surpassed our goal! The generosity of all 202 alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends helped us raise over $26,000 for undergraduate researchers. Your giving inspired others and helped us unlock multiple matching gifts, leading to incredibly impactful funding for our Bruins. 

As we reflect on research week and approach commencement, we celebrate all of you for supporting the next generation of young researchers. 

During Undergraduate Research Week, students demonstrated how they are helping to create new knowledge at UCLA. We know that this will continue after graduation. Our undergraduates will take the skills, experiences and knowledge gained from research to become our future scientists, leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers. All of this is possible thanks to you.  

Less Than a Day to Go!

June 07, 2023

With the outpouring of support these past few days, we are so close to reaching our goal of 200 giving participants! Thank you for participating and getting us this far. You have made life-changing research opportunities available to hundreds of students that wouldn’t have been able to afford the experience.

When we all come together, every gift, no matter the size, goes a long way for our students. In our final days of giving, a generous supporter has provided an exciting challenge. If we reach 200 supporters, a $15,000 scholarship gift will be unlocked to help more students access paid research positions. 

We are only 50 donors away from our goal, so that means you can make an even bigger impact when you share spark.ucla.edu/URW23 or make an additional gift of any size by tonight. Thank you!  

Campaign Extended for Final Push

June 02, 2023

Thank you for your generous support of our students! Because of you, more undergraduates will have access to paid research opportunities, giving them the skills and confidence to become tomorrow's scientists, innovators and leaders. 

We are excited to announce that because of the tremendous support and influx of gifts these past couple of days, we are extending our campaign until next Wednesday, June 7th. Students and parents have been participating in some great giving challenges and have created incredible momentum. Our seniors have been showing their undergraduate research pride as they approach graduation and pay it forward to the next generation of students. 

Keep an eye out for more opportunities and challenges as we get closer to our goal in the coming days. Together we can make a difference for undergraduate researchers. spark.ucla.edu/URW23 

Thank you for your continued support! 

A Successful Undergraduate Research Week

May 26, 2023

Thank you! So far, together we have raised nearly $6,000 from 70 donors to support undergraduate researchers. We are incredibly thankful for your generosity and research week spirit. Because of you, more undergraduates have access to rich and engaging learning opportunities. 

Undergraduate Research Week was an amazing success. Over 1,600 students presented their research to more than 5,000 friends, family and community members. During our speaker series, we heard alumni and faculty provide unique insights into their career paths and academic work, while our student panel highlighted what it means to create new knowledge. 

Even though Undergraduate Research Week has wrapped, our work is not done yet! 

You can continue to help us by spreading the word to your network. Just share: spark.ucla.edu/URW23 with anyone who may be interested in supporting research opportunities for Bruins. With a goal of 200 participants, every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference for our deserving students.

Our way
of Thanking You


Bruin Researcher

You are a Bruin researcher and you want to support your fellow classmates. Your donation of $10 will earn you an Undergraduate Research Week t-shirt that you can pick up on campus. (Tax deductible gift of $6)

122 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2023


Bruin Researcher

You are a Bruin researcher and you want to support your fellow classmates. Give $35 and we will mail you your Undergraduate Research Week t-shirt. (Tax deductible gift of $31)

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Estimated Delivery: June 2023


UCLA 100

Celebrate over 100 years of UCLA excellence by helping to ensure the future of undergraduate research -receive a URW T-shirt as a bonus. (Tax deductible gift of $96)

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Estimated Delivery: June 2023


Bruin Trailblazer

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

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Estimated Delivery: May 2023


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. (fully tax-deductible)

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Estimated Delivery: May 2023
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