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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 for 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.

2021-22 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.)

Questions? Contact us at wsu.lsamp@wsu.edu.