Queen’s Road Foundation Undergraduate Fellowships

The Queen’s Road Foundation is supporting undergraduate scholarships in the Division of Physical Sciences through the establishment of the Queen’s Road Foundation Undergraduate Fellows Fund.

Each year, one student from each department within the Division of Physical Sciences will be selected to receive a fellowship. U.S. citizenship or residency will not be a requirement as a recipient of this award, but students must be enrolled full-time with a declared major in one of the Physical Sciences departments.

The six departments in the Division of Physical Sciences are:

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences


Physics and Astronomy


A scholarship subcommittee for Diversity in Physical Sciences, under the administration of the Dean for Physical Sciences, will rank applicants and select the finalists. Undergraduate students entering their junior year will be eligible to apply and winners will receive $15,000 towards their academic year and their summer research project.

To apply, students will be required to have a letter of support from a faculty sponsor. Additionally, students will be required to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) from the Undergraduate Research Center.

These scholarships will be merit-based only, and applicants must submit applications addressing the following three questions with 100-200 word responses:

  1. What are your plans for graduate school?
  2. Provide a list of academic papers, conferences, blogs or science books you found interesting
  3. Do you have any thoughts or ideas on how to encourage science education?

Finalists must be prepared to present their views on diversity and inclusion in science and agree to mentor other underrepresented students on science education.


Click here for a link to the application.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on December 15, 2023.


Please contact queensroadfellowship@college.ucla.edu.