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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Research Awards

WSU LSAMP student Diaz Alonzo conducting research.

WSU LSAMP Research Award Eligibility Requirements

Award Applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate on the Pullman campus; applicants must be currently registered as WSU Pullman students pursuing an undergraduate STEM degree.
  • Be eligible for the LSAMP program (example: underrepresented minority* pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discipline).
    *Underrepresented minorities: Native-Alaskan/Native American, African American/Black, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or two or more races when mixed with any of these previously stated races.
  • Be pursuing a qualifying STEM major
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident
  • Commit to a full academic year of working on a mentored research project (covering fall and spring semesters); see the note above about working with a faculty mentor on research.

*Note: Students with an expressed interest in pursuing an advanced degree (e.g. a Master’s or Ph.D) in a STEM discipline will be given preference.

WSU LSAMP Research Award Recipients will…

  • Complete a research agreement form with your mentor’s help.
  • Turn in a progress report or summary of your fall semester research activity in November.
  • Present a poster to present at WSU SURCA (Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) in March and at the PNW LSAMP Conference in spring.
  • Continue to engage in LSAMP Program activities.

Monetary Benefits for Award Recipients

  • Award can vary
  • Paid travel/hotel for LSAMP-affiliated conferences (varies per year)

Requirements for Faculty Mentors

  • Must provide student with research project.
  • Must supervise and mentor student.
  • Must assist student to write a progress report, make of research poster, and prepare for a research presentation, such as at SURCA at WSU and LSAMP-affiliated conferences.

Benefits for Faculty Mentors

  • Access to undergraduates who are highly motivated and have a funding source.

2022-2023 Applications

The online application for these awards will open Nov. 1, 2021 and have an application deadline of Jan. 21, 2022.

Note: The awards are for the 2022-23 academic year, with the support they provide starting in fall 2022.

The application is facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Research. It will require you to enter a personal statement and a brief description of your intended research. Once the application is submitted, an email will automatically be sent to your specified WSU research mentor to request a required endorsement of your application. (Your mentor is the person who will oversee the research you will be engaged in during the period of the award.)

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