Transfer Research Entry Program

The first 200 applications or the deadline, whichever comes first, will be considered.


The Transfer Research Entry Program supports Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) eligible incoming transfer students interested in pursuing undergraduate research opportunities. The goals of the program are to (1) provide mentoring and essential academic survival skills for transfer students (2) educate transfer students about undergraduate research opportunities and career paths in research and (3) assist transfer students with getting into a LAEP-funded research position.


Program participants will be offered a FREE one-week virtual intensive entry to research bootcamp. In this bootcamp, transfer students will:
• Develop critical academic survival skills to successfully transition to UCLA
• Learn about undergraduate research opportunities
• Participate in activities and discussion to explore areas of research interests
• Create a cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Learn how to apply to and interview for research positions
• Identify and apply to a LAEP-funded research position
• Explore careers and learn about transferable research skills
• Determine if research is a career path of interest
• Network and connect with other incoming transfer students


• $300 stipend upon completion of the one-week intensive entry to research bootcamp
• Scholarships are awarded through the UCLA Financial Aid Office (if you are receiving financial aid, your package may be adjusted to ensure you do not exceed your financial need)


For detailed program description and eligibility requirements, please visit the Transfer Research Entry Program website.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Discuss why you are applying for the Transfer Research Entry Program and how you think it will help with your educational/career goals. 500 words