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2024 Reproductive Health and Science Research Fellowship


The UCLA Center for Reproductive Science, Health and Education is pleased to announce the 2024 Reproductive Health and Science Research Fellowships. A portion of the fellowships are created in partnership and with generous support from the Women’s Health Research Program at UCLA. The goal of these fellowships is to provide UCLA students (undergraduate, graduate or medical) or fellows (postdoctoral or clinical) the opportunity to conduct scientific research into the understanding of reproductive health and choice throughout life. 

Reproductive science is broadly defined as research involving the biology, physiology, and computational biology of the reproductive system (i.e., the hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis, and/or reproductive tract), and/or the reproductive hormones that can adversely affect essential elements of reproduction and reproductive health across the lifespan including reproductive aging. This fellowship also supports research on puberty, fertility, contraception, maternal-fetal health and pregnancy outcomes, reproductive immunology, the social science of reproductive health, sexual health and environmental disruptors of reproduction.


  1. Completed Center for Reproductive Science Health and Education Fellowship cover page.
  2. A single-page research statement including future career goals.  References are not included in the one-page limit.

Items 1 and 2 should be compiled into a single PDF document and e.mailed to:

The research statement should be Arial 11-point with 0.5-inch margins and should include the following information:

  1. Overall goal(s) of the research project.
  2. Specific activities to be undertaken during the funding period (i.e., aims and experiments).
  3. Statement on how the research will improve the reproductive health or choices.
  4. Explanation of future career goals.
  • A letter of support from the mentor.    Please ask your mentor send the letter to:

The letter of support should be sent separately. For research projects involving biomedical research where supplies and reagents are needed to complete the project, the application must include the mentor’s current funding. For example, the mentor’s NIH, NSF, CIRM or equivalent “other support page”. 

Allowable Expenses

Funds will be transferred to the mentor’s cost center. Funds can be used towards the graduate student stipend or salary. In addition, funds can also be used for purchasing supplies and/or software to support the research, creating materials for presentations, and/or funding travel, registration and accommodation to attend a scientific meeting as first author of an abstract presentation.   Funds should be expended within 12 months from award.


Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of UCLA faculty with the appropriate expertise.  Multiple applications from a single lab are allowable, however only one application per lab can be awarded in any given year.


Reproductive Health and Science Research fellows will be expected to participate in CRSHE events (i.e., the Monthly Seminar Series and Distinguished Speaker Series) and to acknowledge this fellowship in abstracts, publications, and presentations using the following language: “This research was supported in part by a Reproductive Health and Science Research Fellowship from the Center for Reproductive Science Health and Education”.