Sigman Scholars

UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
2019 Sigman Scholars Summer Program
Request for Applications
Applications Due: May 1, 2019 at 12pm
Notification of Award: June 2019

The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) invites applications for the 2019 Sigman Scholars Summer Program. This is an 8-10 week summer research position in which students will be paired up with a CART faculty member and their lab. This program is designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience for those interested in pursuing a career focused in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fields of potential study include both basic and clinical research, including disciplines such as genetics, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and education.


  • Undergraduates and/or first-year medical students enrolled at UCLA
  • 8-10 week availability


  • Award/compensation of up to $4,000 will be dispersed to the student.


  • Application deadline: May 1, 2019 at 12pm
  • Applicants must submit:
    • A one-page personal statement that describes your:
      • Research experience
      • Motivation for this opportunity
      • Specific areas of interest. Please list CART faculty or labs that you would like to join.
    • CV
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty or lab mentor
  • Submit application materials to:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Erin Graham at or 310-794-4090. To learn more about UCLA CART, please visit: