Application Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA

June 25 – September 1, 2023

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 2023, UCLA will host 16 Amgen Scholars: 3 undergraduates from UCLA and 13 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 at UCLA also includes a $4000 stipend, housing and some meals provided, Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, poster presentations and mentorship by UCLA Faculty Dr. Beth Lazazzera and Dr. Tama Hasson.


Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • Must be available to participate in all 10 weeks of the program. Please note that this might conflict with the semester system. If that’s the case do not apply.
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, no international students
  • 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 joint M.D./Ph.D.

Application Deadline for Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA: Wednesday, February 1, 2023.


U.S. Amgen Scholars Program

To learn more about all thirteen U.S. Amgen Scholars Program host institutions and the Japan Program visit: