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Watch the CSULB Research Programs Info Session

You can view a recording of the last Information Session below. The 2020-2021 Information Sessions for the CSULB research programs BUILD, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, MARC U*STAR, MMUF, OURS Connects, RISE, and UROP have concluded. Information Sessions are held multiple times a year during the fall and spring semesters between October and February for one hour and provide information about the programs and how to apply. Please fill out the Interest Form here so you can receive updates about future sessions and applications. For questions about these sessions, please contact

Not sure where to start? Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research Services (OURS) webpage and take the CSULB Undergraduate Research Program Questionnaire to see which program(s) may fit your interests.

2020-2021 Information Session Recording

CSULB Research Programs Information Session


Application Process Timeline

Month Activity
  • First Fall Information Session
  • Second Fall Information Session
  • BUILD, MARC & RISE Applications Open
  • McNairs Scholars Application due by Jan. 25, 2021
  • Spring Information Sessions
  • MMUF and LSAMP Applications due by Feb. 26, 2021
  • BUILD, MARC & RISE joint Application due by Mar. 7, 2021
  • BUILD, MARC & RISE Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week following Spring Break. Schedules can vary by College; applicants will be notified by email of schedule changes.
  • BUILD, MARC & RISE Selection Notices
  • BUILD Scholars and Fellows Programs Begin
  • UROP Application opens in June
  • UROP Application closes in Septemeber

Other CSULB Research Programs

These are only some of undergraduate student training programs at CSULB. Visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ Student Research Opportunities page for additional undergraduate and graduate level programs.