USM LSAMP Summer 2018 Research Program


The University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (USM LSAMP), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the opportunity for undergraduate scholars currently enrolled at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Frostburg State University, or Towson University to be awarded a stipend totaling $2500 over this coming summer. This award is to be used to support research training for undergraduate scholars who work with distinguished STEM faculty within the University System of Maryland. Applicants who conduct research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are given best consideration

Applicants may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy, or technology areas associated with the preceding fields (e.g., biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology).


  • To be eligible for the research stipend, applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident at one of the aforementioned institutions. 
  • The National Science Foundation provides funding for this program to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities* who will be prepared to pursue STEM careers.
  • We ask that undergraduate scholars completely fill out and submit the following USM LSAMP Research Program application form. Preferential consideration will be given to underclassmen who have less than 60 credits, as well as upperclassmen who have no previous research experience.
  • Awardees will be required to present a research poster and/or a give a presentation of the project results at the USM LSAMP Fall Research Symposium at the University of Maryland, College Park. Research presentations at other conferences can be substituted with prior approval on a case-by-case basis. 
  • A two-page written reflection will be required at the conclusion of the research experience. 
  • Students are also encouraged to present at URCAD at UMBC or the Annual Research Symposium at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. 

Please note: The NSF USM LSAMP logo and funding disclaimer must be included on the poster or presentation.

The submitted application is due no later than Friday, May 4th, 2018.

* This category comprises three racial or ethnic minority groups (blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives) whose representation in S&E education or employment is smaller than their representation in the U.S. population. (National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. 2017. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2017. Special Report NSF 17-310. Arlington, VA. Available at

If you have any questions or you need assistance with your application, please contact Peter DeCrescenzo,

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