Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards

The Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards were established in 2017 with gifts to the UCLA Phonetics Lab from former undergraduates Cheng Cheng & Loke Tan, and Vernon Austel. They offer funding for undergraduate research and research/conference travel in the form of awards. Applications are jointly reviewed by the Phonetics Lab Director and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, and are accepted on a rolling basis through out the year.

To apply, please download and fill out the application form. Completed applications can be mailed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (currently Sun-Ah Jun, at jun@humnet.ucla.edu), or printed out and submitted to the UCLA Linguistics Front Office in 3125 Campbell Hall. Successful applications will include:

  • a project title and description;
  • a faculty sponsor and a supporting email from that faculty member;
  • a proposed budget and brief justification for research and/or travel expenses.

Examples of fundable expenditures include:

  • experimental subject compensation
  • travel and expenses for on-site fieldwork
  • conference travel and expenses to present your research

Please direct any questions about the awards or application to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.