Now accepting applications for the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Academic Year 2021-22

May 10, 2021

The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) is looking for undergraduate students ready to make a sustainable difference in Los Angeles and beyond!

The SLA GC Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP) is an intensive and highly competitive interdisciplinary program that unites undergraduates in their first research experiences in the field of sustainability from a multitude of perspectives including science and engineering, arts, humanities, public policy and more.

Please share this opportunity with all UCLA undergraduate students!

URSP is open to students across all majors who in the upcoming academic year will be second or third years, who may apply to be Scholars, or, fourth year or later, who may apply to be Project Consultants.

For Scholars, the program has three components:

• Placement in a SLA GC faculty member research setting where students will conduct research under the mentorship of the faculty and senior researchers.

• A concurrent course that meets once per week that provides students with a background in urban sustainability, research and communication skills, and professional development.

• An interdisciplinary research experience among peers aimed at addressing real urban sustainability challenges in the Los Angeles region. This experience will take place under the guidance of the course instructor, and will be separate from the faculty-mentored research experience.

Project Consultants receive special leadership training to become peer mentors and group project leaders.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is June 16. For more details and to apply, visit the URSP homepage.