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CBSE Diversity Awards in Genomic Science

Each year, UCSC's CBSE and Center for Genomic Sciences grant 6 quarter-long awards of $1500 each. The awards go to outstanding underrepresented undergraduate students at UCSC to pursue research projects in areas relevant to the human genome, including the ethical, legal, and social implications of genome research. Students who have successfully completed one quarter of research under one of these awards may apply for subsequent quarters.




Center for the Dynamics and Evolution of the Land–Sea Interface (CDELSI)

Research and travel awards for UCSC undergraduates

CDELSI encourages interdisciplinary research and education at the land–sea interface. Current themes within CDELSI include long- and short-term dynamics of global and regional climate changes and impacts on ocean circulation; biogeochemical cycles; marine, terrestrial and landscape ecology; paleoclimatology and paleoceanography; geomorphology and hydrology; aquatic toxicology; human impacts; and environmental economics and policy. Funding is available for undergraduate or graduate students at UCSC who are conducting thesis work in an environmental science or related field lasting at least two quarters (including summer) and whose work is clearly related to the interdisciplinary mission of CDELSI. Research awards cover research expenses; travel awards support attendance at meetings.



Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP)

Working with a mentor, CUIP interns take a lead role on a project or program important to the UCSC community. They participate in a weekly class designed to strengthen their leadership skills. Through the class they interact with the Chancellor and high ranking campus administrators, and make an array of peer contacts among student leaders. CUIP interns gain firsthand knowledge of the goals and operations of campus administration, and become powerful advocates in the campus community and beyond. Students work an average of 15 hours per week at these paid internships during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. This program is a vailable to full-time UCSC students.


View current openings: (look for the CBSE position, Computer Systems Administrator for the UCSC Genome Browser)


Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS)

The University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) program educates California's future leaders by preparing promising students for advanced education in science, mathematics, and engineering. The program is for upper-division undergraduate students with the potential to succeed in their disciplines, but who have experienced situations or conditions that have adversely impacted their advancement in their field of study. Once chosen as UC LEADS Scholars, students embark upon a two-year individualized program of scientific research and graduate school preparation guided by individual faculty mentors.

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UCSC contact: Missy Soto, Graduate Recruitment and Retention Coordinator,, 831-459-2768


UCSC Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

The MARC program aims to increase the numbers and capabilities of minority scientists in biomedical research and teaching by preparing students to compete successfully for entry into Ph.D. and M.D. programs. The program begins with an 8-week summer laboratory training program where students conduct independent research and attend an intensive laboratory and lecture class. Students continue their research during the academic year. MARC Fellows receive a monthly stipend, and their tuition and fees are covered each quarter during the academic year.

Application: available to full-time UCSC students and accepted transfer students who have competed prerequisite coursework.



UCSC Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) Research Internships on the Mainland

The CfAO Research Internship Program is an intensive, eight-week research experience emphasizing adaptive optics, a method to sharpen the images produced by optical systems such as telescopes, cameras, and the human eye. Each student works in a research group chosen depending on interest. During the program, interns receive a stipend plus housing, roundtrip travel from home, and travel for other scheduled activities. An additional supplement may be possible during the academic year. The program is available to community college students and undergraduates from four-year universities.


Contact: 831-459-5592


UCSC Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)

The MBRS program offers in-depth experience in the academic and experimental aspects of biological research and prepares students to compete successfully for entry into graduate programs, internships, and professional schools. The program begins with an 8-week summer workshop where students learn how to participate successfully in a research laboratory. During the academic year, students assist in new or on-going research in faculty member laboratories, then present their research at a national symposium. MARC Fellows receive a salary during the summer. Resources are also available during the academic year.

Application: available to full-time UCSC students and accepted transfer students who have competed prerequisite coursework.



STEPS Institute for Innovation in Environmental Research

Founded to integrate science, technology, engineering, policy, and society (STEPS), the institute focuses interdisciplinary research on three major global environmental issues: genetic restructuring of ecosystems, alteration of major water systems, and climate change. The institute provides research funds for UCSC graduate and undergraduate research projects in the environmental sciences.




Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT)

Juniors or seniors in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, or a similar area can receive a stipend while participating in an intensive and personalized summer program for women, minority, or disadvantaged undergraduates. Participants perform research directly supervised by a UCSC faculty member and attend weekly meetings focused on graduate school preparation, how to present research results, research ethics, and field trips to Silicon Valley research laboratories.