The Center for Integrative Movement Sciences (CIMS) is pleased to announce a research fellowship to support undergraduate students engaging in intensive Summer research. The fellowship is open to current UCI undergraduates in good academic standing. The Dr. M. Marlene Godoy Fellowship will provide the student with a $3000 stipend to support research training in movement physiology, biomechanics, exercise sciences or a related field.

Previous research experience is not required. Priority will be given to undergraduate students who have completed coursework in physiology, exercise sciences and locomotion. There is no minimum GPA requirement for the fellowship, but performance in relevant classes will be considered when evaluating candidates. Priority will be given to students who would benefit from a funded research opportunity to enable them to participate in research (e.g. students who must normally undertake paid employment in the Summer to support themselves).

Students must identify a faculty mentor for the project who is an affiliate of the Center for Integrative Movement Sciences ( ). If you are interested in applying but have not yet identified a faculty mentor, please first browse through the affiliated faculty, and reach out directly to prospective faculty mentors to ask if they have potential projects available for the Summer that you could work on for this fellowship. You should concisely summarize your motivation and specific research interests when you reach out to faculty. Students and their faculty mentor should develop a plan for a summer project that allows substantial intellectual involvement and direct research engagement by the student. This fellowship does not support students engaged in routine lab maintenance.

The fellowship awardee is expected to work 20 hours per week for 10 weeks in the Summer or an equivalent time commitment, with project timing coordinated and confirmed with the CIMS Director and the faculty mentor.  Faculty must commit to providing guidance, oversight, and regular mentoring to the Fellow. The student awardee will be expected to provide a brief summary report of research activities at the end of the project.

Interested students should discuss possible projects with prospective faculty mentors and complete the application form below by Friday May 17th, 2024.  Any questions can be directed to the CIMS Director, Dr Monica Daley (

To apply for the fellowship, complete the application form below by midnight on Friday May 17th, 2024

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