ABOUT LSAMP

What is LSAMP?
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NYC LSAMP has been an integral part of the CUNY STEM initiative for decades, and the newly-reinvigorated program is an alliance of 11 CUNY community and senior colleges. Up to 10 fellowships are available per campus each year, allowing 110 STEM-interested students to begin their research journeys annually. 

LSAMP, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, is a program created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to assist universities and colleges in increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Native Pacific Islander students. In doing so, LSAMP aims to diversify the nation's STEM workforce by increasing participation of groups which have been historically underrepresented in these disciplines.

What is STEM?

STEM is stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Within LSAMP, the disciplines which fall under this category are: Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Geological Science, Life & Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as any interdisciplinary programs which encompass two or more of these fields.

NYC LSAMP fellowships are intended for students interested in pursuing majors in any such programs.

Fellowship benefits
  • Fellows are guaranteed placement with a research mentor on their campus

  • Fellows receive a financial award for the duration of the fellowship ($3,000)

  • Fellows will receive continuous guidance, advising and training in STEM-specific professional development through monthly meetings with Faculty Coordinators

  • Fellows have the opportunity to create, shape and foster a community for undergraduate researchers in their home campus and throughout CUNY, and can serve as peer mentors to other students

  • Fellows will be provided a travel budget to present their work in regional and national conferences 

Requirements
  • Students must be enrolled in one of the 11 CUNY Colleges that are members of NYC LSAMP

  • Students must have participated and successfully completed Intro to STEM Research seminar (or their campus equivalent)

  • Students must be able to commit to 100 hours of undergraduate research activities throughout the academic year of their fellowship (Fall and Spring)

Eligibility
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Students enrolled in 4-year programs must currently be in or have just completed their first year of college at the time of application

  • All students enrolled in 2-year programs are eligible to apply for NYC LSAMP