Research Opportunities at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Not only will you be given outstanding opportunities to contribute to scientific discovery, you will be exposed to our world-renowned faculty who's ever evolving innovations and groundbreaking research inform scientific and medical thought around the globe.
Students can engage in exciting research projects for periods of time or a lifetime. The following describes the research opportunities available to DGSOM students over the course of their medical school years.
Important information for students seeking independent grant funding.
Extramural grant proposals submitted without research faculty mentor, Dean's Office and the UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) approval cannot be accepted or processed by the Dean's Office for funds management and disbursement.
If you are thinking of applying to an external research summer opportunity or yearlong research opportunities that requires a formal grant proposal application or the university receiving and administrating grant funds, please discuss with your faculty research mentor, assistant dean, or program director before you begin the proposal application process so they can determine if you will need approval from the UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) before submitting.
All outgoing grants must follow strict university guidelines and protocols and must be approved by OCGA before submitting. All grants processed through OCGA require multiple signatures by leadership prior to submission (UCLA clinical department chair/division, medical school Dean, etc). Only OCGA has the authority for agreements with government, non-profit, and higher education organizations.
All UCLA grants must be approved by OCGA before they are submitted to outside funders. OCGA assists the campus research community in reviewing, approving, and submitting proposal applications and negotiating and executing contracts and grants from government and non-profit sponsors.
Student Research Contact Information: Shamar Jones - Research Advisor