The UndocuBruins Research Program guides undocumented AAP students in their junior or senior year to develop research experience and their graduate school goals. Participants undertake a research project under the guidance of a graduate mentor and a faculty mentor. UndocuBruins will also develop their graduate school applications- curriculum vita, draft personal and professional statements, learn how to obtain strong letters of recommendation, etc. Students who are interested in graduate school and who would like to learn about how to conduct academic research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

UndocuBruins applicants must be:

  1. AAP undocumented students
  2. In their junior or senior year (third or fourth year at UCLA). Transfer students are encouraged to apply.
  3. Interested in applying to Master’s or Ph.D. programs in any field

Information Sessions

To learn more about the UndocuBruins Research program come to an information session in the Fall Quarter. RSVP through MyUCLA. Appointments are welcome year-round by calling 310-794-4186 or visiting 1202 Campbell Hall.

Program Timeline

The program requires a two quarter commitment during the Winter and Spring quarters of the application year.

– Meet with the UndocuBruins Research Program Coordinator
– Submit Program Application

– Enroll in the weekly UBRP 2-unit Honors Collegium 193A seminar
– Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the UBRP Coordinator
– Seek and secure faculty advisor for independent research

– Enroll in independent research course with a faculty advisor – Student Research Program (SRP 99) course or a departmental 199 course
– Attend one-on-one and cohort meetings with the UBRP Coordinator
– Submit and present research at the annual UCLA Undergraduate Research Week



Please complete all sections of the application and submit all required materials as instructed. The application consists of two parts. Both are due in the Fall quarter.

PART I: Applicant Information (online form)

PART II: Research Statement, Personal Statement, Electronic Financial Aid Notification (eFAN), CA Dream Act Confirmation page/email, and Unofficial Transcripts

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
Yuliana Garcia
1202 Campbell Hall