Welcome to LSAMP
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) support the principal that effective comprehensive intervention programs are required in order to substantially increase the success rates of minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM). Therefore, under the umbrella of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP), UMES will be awarding Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF) to work in faculty labs on campus at laboratories or research facilities in close proximity to campus through the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). These fellowships will be for the academic year and will include a stipend that can be used for tuition, fees, or room and board.
The National Science Foundation supports a comprehensive program that includes fellowships for academically talented students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures. A fellowship is a competitive restrictive award that enables the recipient to pursue a personal professional plan. It carries explicit expectations for performance and accountability.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.
Prospective students must have undergraduate study in a STEM discipline supported by NSF. Students must have a record of outstanding performance in the STEM areas to be considered for a URF and they are selected based on academic achievement as evidenced by their overall GPA score. Students are encouraged to apply for acceptance no later than July 1st for the academic year.
The applicant should complete a Fellowship Application which is available from the LSAMP office .
Successful candidates will be notified of the results of the selection by the program coordinator two weeks after the deadline of the application.
Conditions of Award
Accepted students must devote the allocated time designated from faculty members on research projects. The LSAMP Program Coordinator should be notified if for any reason the research project can not be completed. Students that are receiving fellowships will be expected to maintain a overall GPA of 3.0.
The primary purpose of a undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is to improve the academic performance of students in STEM courses and majors and to increase the enrollment of students who will pursue graduate education in relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Campus-Based Research Programs
Applications for acceptance to the Undergraduate Research Fellowship is available at the LSAMP Office
If you would like more information, contact:
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853