LSAMP Programs & Opportunities

The LSAMP program is a four-year retention program which includes leadership opportunities, study abroad, research, career development, mentoring and graduate school preparation for traditionally underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

  • The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is committed to fostering a diverse and interactive science community. Students participate in research with distinguished faculty at Syracuse University. We offer opportunities during the summer and academic year.
  • The Annual Research Symposium is designed to recognize our Elite Scholars participation in research projects on and off campus.
  • The LSAMP Student Travel Program sponsors students to attend graduate school visits and professional conferences, where they are encouraged to present their research.
    • Conference Funding Reimbursement for registration, travel, and hotel expenses is available for students presenting at or attending conferences.
    • Graduate School Stipends are available for students interested in pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. program, and demonstrate outstanding potential for graduate study and timely degree completion.
  • The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program provides paid research experience and networking with distinguished Syracuse University faculty and staff. Learn more about Summer REU and apply
  • STEM Preparation- to assist our LSAMP Scholars in academic success we have several tools available. One valuable underutilized resource is tutoring. Please use this link for a list of available tutors in your field. Select a Tutor here

Additional Opportunities from the National Science Foundation

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program (BD)

The Bridge-to-the-Doctorate Program (BD) is a NSF initiative within the LSAMP Program that provides former LSAMP baccalaureate degree graduates with a fellowship for graduate studies. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students obtaining a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Students have the opportunity to continue their education at one of many LSAMP graduate institutions across the nation. Students will receive a $32,000 stipend along with full remission of tuition and fees during their time in graduate school. To find locations where this program is offered please contact us at lsamp@syr.edu.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The National Science Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.