The Center for Integrative Movement Sciences (CIMS) is pleased to announce an undergraduate research fellowship available to support students to engage in intensive Summer research. The fellowship is open to current UCI undergraduates in good academic standing with the university.

The Dr. M. Marlene Godoy Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Movement Sciences provides a $3000 stipend to support undergraduate research training in movement physiology, biomechanics, exercise sciences or a related field.

Previous research experience is not required. Priority will be given to Exercise Sciences majors and Biological Sciences majors who have completed coursework in physiology, exercise sciences, and locomotion. 

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 for this fellowship but have not yet identified a faculty mentor, please reach out to the CIMS Director, Dr. Monica Daley, for guidance.  Students and their faculty mentor are expected to 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 tasks.

The fellowship awardee is expected to work 15-20 hours per week for 10 weeks in the Summer or an equivalent time commitment, with timing of project work to be coordinated and confirmed with the CIMS Director and the identified faculty mentor.  Faculty must commit to providing guidance, oversight, and regular mentoring to the Fellow throughout the project. 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 26th, 2023.  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 26th, 2023

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