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UCLA Amgen Scholars Program now accepting applications for Summer 2019!

Friday, February 1, 2019

UCLA Amgen Scholars Program

June 23 – August 30, 2019



The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 13 institutions across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.


During the summer of 2019, UCLA will host 15 Amgen Scholars: 3 undergraduates from UCLA and 12 from other U.S. colleges and universities.  Amgen Scholars will participate in research projects; attend scientific seminars, and work under some of the nation’s top academic scientists.  The Amgen Scholars Program also includes a $3600 stipend, housing and some meals provided, a three-day Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, GRE preparation course, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, and poster presentations.



Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (international students are ineligible, but are welcome to consider the Japan Program)
  • Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
  • Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), juniors and non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
  • Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.


Application Deadline for UCLA Amgen Scholars Program: February 1, 2019

Website: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgenscholars.htm


U.S. Amgen Scholars Program

To learn more about all thirteen U.S. Amgen Scholars Program host institutions and the Japan Program visit: http://www.amgenscholars.com


Program e-Flyer: U.S. Program flyer


Please direct any questions about the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program to:

Isabel Martinez, Program Representative


(310) 206-2182

2121 Life Sciences Building


Many thanks to the Amgen Foundation for such generous support of this program