Student Research

Student Research

Become an expert. Explore an innovative idea. When you get involved in research, you level up your education while developing skills that every employer needs. Whatever your major, you can participate in real research on campus, by supporting a professor's project or leading one of your own. Ask your advisor about the best way to plug into research in your major.

  • BCLA Special Opportunities

    Some departments offer research programs and fellowships unique to BCLA. Check out a few here:

    • James L. Fredericks Fellowship
      Based in the Department of Theological Studies but open to all students, the James L. Fredericks Fellowship supports student-faculty research projects that address an interfaith theme.  
    • Bill Fitzgerald Fellowship
      Each semester, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (StudyLA) choose one Bill Fitzgerald Fellow for a semester-long research fellowship with StudyLA. An interest in political science or urban studies is required.
    • Archaeology Dig Funding
      The archaeology program in the Classics and Archaeology Department sends qualified students on international archaelogy digs, funding up to $2,500 per student for travel and expenses. Ask the archaeology program for details about this unique opportunity.
  • How to Get Funding
  • Where to Present Your Research

    You've finished your research project, so now what? Show off your findings to students and faculty at a symposium or conference. Ask your department chair or advisor for ideas in your department or discipline. Students have presented at political science conferences, Chicana/o Studies conferences, and others. Some other resources to help you get started:

Have any questions? Contact your faculty advisor to discuss research opportunities specific to your major or interests.