Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Programs

Campus Research Programs

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Each program is different and may offer additional opportunities beyond the research scholarship. You may apply for more than one program.

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Achieve Scholars Program

The Achieve Scholars Program (ASP) helps students in all majors connect to Peer and Faculty mentors to learn about research and career development opportunities.

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The mission of the Cal-Bridge program is to increase the number of California State University (CSU) students completing their bachelor's degree and successfully entering a PhD program to study physics, astronomy, computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.

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Cal-Bridge Summer (CAMPARE)

The Cal-Bridge Summer (CAMPARE) program recruits undergraduate students from any field of science or engineering to participate in research projects in the summer in physics, astronomy, and astrobiology at world-class research sites across the country.

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CPP-UCR Master's Bridges to PhD Program (B2D)

The NIH Bridges from MS to PhD program is a partnership between CPP and UCR with a goal to provide Master’s of science students from diverse groups, including those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, low socio-economic backgrounds and those with disabilities, the technical, communication, and professional skills needed to successfully transition into PhD programs and develop careers as biomedical researchers.

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The Engaging and Graduating Hispanic Students Through Undergraduate Research Program, or Engage for short, aims to provide broad access to undergraduate research for historically underserved students by creating a flexible model of engagement and through multiple touchpoints while also supporting student success.

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Projects Hatchery

Projects Hatchery allows students to turn a meaningful and innovative idea into a fully realized project. Students are guided through every phase of development, from conception to implementation to completion.

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LSAMP provides academic support, advising, opportunities for networking and UR and preparation for graduate school.

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McNair Scholars

The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students for Ph.D. programs by promoting student success through developing skills, research, and mentorship.

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Pathways to STEM

Pathways to STEM is a collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona, the Oak Crest Institute of Science, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to engage Citrus College and Mt. San Antonio College students in STEM exploration. 

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RIO focuses on engaging underrepresented early career undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research experiences, with the guidance and support of staff and peer mentors.

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The STARS: Student Success and Transfer Articulation through Research and Support Services Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Experience Program seeks to engage STEM undergraduate students from Cal Poly Pomona, Mt. SAC, and Citrus College to engage in a research experience and related wrap-around services (such as workshops, advising, etc.).

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SURE is a summer research experience for undergraduates where partnering community colleges send STEM students to participate in high-level faculty-mentored research projects.

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