Want to gain research experience?

Now accepting applications for 2024-2025!

Spend the next academic year under the mentorship of a UCI Blum Center researcher!

Build essential research skills and contribute to current Blum Center research on:



Eligibility: Any currently enrolled, full time UCI undergraduate. No research experience needed.

Academic Credit: Selected students will enroll in Directed Studies for 4 units each quarter. (*With advance notice, this fellowship may also be eligible for Social Ecology Field Study)


Apply: Follow the link below to read the full description and access the application link.  You’ll submit: (1) cover letter, (2) resume/CV,  and(3) responses to several short prompts.


  • Application Deadline for the 2024-2025 Academic Year: Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (Week 5)


Contact:  Maureen J. Purcell, PhD  mjpurcel@uci.edu