CSU-LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD)


Participating students will focus on activities that will enhance their preparation for PhD studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CSU-LSAMP BD Program at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) includes completion of a Master of Science degree and entrance into a PhD program in a STEM discipline. CSU-LSAMP BD fellows are expected to complete the Master of Science degree in science, mathematics or engineering within 24 months. At the start of each new, NSF-funded CSU-LSAMP BD program, a cohort of 12 students are selected. The CSU-LSAMP Program Oversight Committee determines which CSU campus will be the performance site for each LSAMP-BD program, contingent upon NSF funding. Program activities are designed to ensure that each CSU-LSAMP BD fellow:

  • pursues a rigorous curriculum of graduate study leading to a MS degree in a STEM discipline in two years
  • participates in a project of original research and acquires the skills required to communicate the outcomes in written and oral formats [written thesis, publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s), presentation(s) at national scientific conferences, presentation at departmental seminar or other on-campus program functions];
  • receives intense advising, mentoring and academic support necessary to become a confident and successful graduate student; and
  • achieves competitive scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general & subject tests to support acceptance into a high quality PhD program.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the CSU-LSAMP BD research fellowship, you must (1) have been a participant in an LSAMP (also called CAMP or AMP) program at your undergraduate institution and (2) have applied to and been accepted for admissions to a Fresno State Graduate School and to the specific STEM department in which you intend to receive the Master of Science degree. Please note, some departments have very specific deadlines for receipt of your application.

Program Benefits

  • $32,000 stipend per year
  • Cost of education allowance
    • California residency graduate tuition and fees for two years towards completion of a MS degree in a STEM discipline
  • Travel to professional conferences
  • Mentorship
  • Professional Development
  • STEM PhD program application support

Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research

If you answer “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!

  • Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to learn about homeland security related research to enhance your research interests and career goals?
  • Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas?
  • Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in business, industry, and government research facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.

As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences at federal research facilities and other HS-STEM focused entities nationwide. This experience will provide you a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise. You will also be able to establish connections with DHS professionals that promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.


  • Stipend: Undergraduate students receive of $600 per week and graduate students will receive $700 per week.
  • Travel: Travel reimbursement for inbound and outbound expenses up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from the assigned hosting site.
  • Housing Allowance: A housing allowance of $200/week is provided to participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned hosting facility and are paying for housing while on site.

Appointment Details

  • Appointments will be for 10 consecutive weeks during the months of June-September. Factors such as class schedules, housing availability and facility schedules may be taken into consideration when determining appointment start and end dates.
  • Interns will be assigned to research projects and/or other technical activities under the guidance of a mentor.
  • An appointment involves a full-time commitment at the host facility with the HS-POWER participant in residence at the specified location.
  • HS-POWER participants are required to have health insurance coverage during the appointment period and to provide proof of this coverage prior to the start of the appointment.

Review and Selection Process

Completed applications will undergo an eligibility and compliance check by ORISE. DHS-approved hosting facilities will review applications based on educational background, experience, interests, skills, career goals, and fit for projects. Hosting facilities will submit their recommended candidates to DHS. Final selection for HS-POWER will be made by a federal official from DHS. DHS will notify ORISE of final selections and ORISE will notify selected candidates and hosting facilities.


  • Be a United States (U.S.) citizen as of the application deadline. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2020.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Fall 2019.
  • Be majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in homeland security research as described in the DHS Research Areas.
  • Be interested in pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives.
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain the required security clearance to access hosting facility.
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Full-time enrollment as a sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Full-time enrollment as a senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year and plans to be enrolled as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university for Fall 2020.
    • Full-time enrollment as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Additional Information

  • For students enrolled at a 2-year institution during the 2019-2020 academic year: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to a 4-year institution at the time appointment is accepted.
  • For undergraduate seniors graduating in spring or summer 2020: Internship assignment is contingent on the student providing proof of application to an accredited graduate institution at the time appointment is accepted.
  • Graduate students with an expected graduation date prior to the summer term are not eligible to participate.
  • Students must demonstrate interest in research and development of innovative, next-generation homeland security solutions with potential for broad impact that align with the DHS mission to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.
  • Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated history of work, undergraduate research experience, or service learning/volunteer roles.

For more information, contact us at dhsed@orau.org

Click here for an in-depth articulation of this opportunity.

LSAMP IRES program – Uzbekistan

The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Program in Uzbekistan is hosted by the California State University, Fullerton in partnership with the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, and supports international research experiences for U.S. students. The program has been partially funded by the National Science Foundation since 2017, and gives U.S. students summer research experience in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

The program runs from June 14 through August 9, 2020. Students will join research institutes of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences to conduct research in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Applications received by March 2, 2020 will be given full consideration.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Zair Ibragimov at ires-uz@fullerton.edu

Activities planned for 2020:

  1. Visit of two IRES mentors from Uzbekistan to CSUF during January.
  2. Partnership agreement between CSUF and Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT): a delegation visit from TUIT is planned during February and visits of CSUF faculty experts to TUIT is planned in August.
  3. IRES program from June 14 to August 9.
  4. Advanced Studies Institute in Mathematical Physics, to be held on August 3-14 at the Institute of Mathematics
  5. Third USA-UZB conference to be held on August 13-16 at Urgench State University.
  6. West Asian Mathematical Schools, to be held on August 17-22 at Urgench State University


The CREST IDEALS REU 2020 Program at The City College of New York has a focus on recruiting students from under-represented minorities and groups, but, all students are encouraged to apply.

The program lasts 9 weeks, from June 1st – August 9th, comes with a $5000 stipend, as well as on-campus housing for non-NYC residents

There are three different research areas:
1. Low-DimensionalFunctional Materials andNano-Heterostructures
2. Bio-Inspired Re-configurable Materials
3. Novel Materials Probes and Design Formalism

All students will be provided a research stipend and opportunities for hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities,professional development workshops,and organized group activities. Non-NYC residents will be provided with on campus housing. Eligibility is outlined on the application website.

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

The REU program includes:

  • hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • professional development workshops
  • organized group activities
  • a stipend of $5,000
  • on campus housing for out-of-state candidates

Interested students should send the application materials listed below by E-mail to

Admission decisions will be made by March 27, 2020.
Students offered a position must accept or reject that offer, via e-mail, no later than April 23, 2020. The e-mail with application materials should contain the subject heading “Application for the 2020 IDEALS REU Program” and the following items should be included as attachments:

(1) A one-page curriculum vitae
(2) A statement of career interest following undergraduate school
(3) An unofficial transcript
(4) Completed IDEALS REU Application Form (next page)

In addition two letters of recommendation should be e-mailed, from the authors, directly to idealscrest@ccny.cuny.edu. Please, include “REU 2020 recommendation for “, followed by the applicant’s name, in the Subject line.

Anthony Richardson, Center Administrator

More information on the application process here.


REU for Interdisciplinary Materials Research at SIUC

The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Interdisciplinary Materials Research at Southern Illinois University is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2020 (its 15th summer of operation).

This program is particularly interested in attracting candidates (preferably in their first, second, or third years of college) from groups traditionally under-represented in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering; as always, all applications are welcome.

Review of applications will commence after February 24, 2020; applications received after that date will still be reviewed until all positions are filled.

Housing dates of this year’s program will be Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020.

In order to be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Those students selected for the program will receive a stipend worth nearly $5,000.  The students will also be provided space in a 2-person room in University Housing paid for by the University.  (The interns are expected to pay for their own meals.)  Students are also provided with a travel allowance of $750.00, to help defray the cost of traveling to and from SIUC or to travel to a scientific conference. A $1000 research allowance is also provided to support each student’s research project.

If you have any questions, please reach out at reu@siu.edu

Contact Information

REU Site Coordinator

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Neckers Rm 224, MC 4409
1245 Lincoln DriveCarbondale, IL  62901

Voice: 618-453-6496
FAX: 618-453-6408

Undergraduate Summer Research Grant

If you are an undergraduate engineering student who wants to discover innovative solutions to problems, look no further. The Undergraduate Summer Research Grant Program (USRG) at Texas A&M University will take your academic career to the next level. USRG provides an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research under the guidance of College of Engineering faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students.

This program is open to talented students who are completing their first, second or third year of college. You do not need to be a Texas A&M student to apply to this program. If you’re from another university, you’ll travel to College Station, Texas for the summer to conduct research. The program culminates in a poster session where you’ll have the opportunity to present your own research to faculty members and your peers, gaining valuable insight and experience.

Students who take advantage of this opportunity are more likely to attend graduate school and continue researching innovative advances in engineering and technology. We hope to see you next summer!


  • Nov. 15, 2019 – Application opens
  • Dec. 2, 2019 –  Application review begins and decision notifications are on a rolling basis
  • Feb. 28, 2020 – Application deadline for domestic students
  • Week of April 1, 2020 – Domestic students decision notification

Applicant/Participant Eligibility

  1. Interest in and a desire to actively participate in ongoing research projects
  2. Preference is given to students with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  3. Be a U.S. resident or permanent resident
    • International students may apply only if currently enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station
  4. Major in engineering, computer science or related math or science curriculum
  5. Completed at least freshman year (30 hrs.) by spring 2020
  6. Graduate no sooner than December 2020
  7. Exceptions to the above (excluding graduation requirement; excluding Residentship requirement) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Application Packet Requirements

  1. Completed application – submit online
  2. Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) – submit online
  3. Two (2) recommendation letters – submit online
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s) – submit online

Please click here for more information about this program. Click here to apply.

Important Links:

  1. For sample seminar and event information, click here.
  2. For important points of contact and correspondence, click here.
  3. For a clearer picture on expectations from the program applicants, click here.
  4. For more information about this program, click here.

SACNAS Professional Programs – Developing Skills for Grant Writing and Peer Review

SACNAS professional programs are designed to support professionals, including postdocs, to strengthen their competencies and reach their career goals. Programs are specifically designed with both professional development and community-building aspects in mind. These well-rounded programs equip and empower professionals to thrive in their careers and continue their STEM journey with tangible skills, a network of support, and an empowered sense of self.

“Developing Skills for Grant Writing and Peer Review – Supported by NSF and SACNAS” is an upcoming opportunity for interested individuals in 2020

Three day workshop for postdocs and early career STEM professionals in biology or STEM education.

Dates: May 1 to 3
Location: Washington DC area

The Developing Skills for Grant Writing and Peer Review Workshop will equip early career STEM professionals, in either biology or STEM education, to write a successful grant proposal for NSF funding. Accepted applicants will learn how to critique proposal drafts in order to develop their own drafts and engage in peer review.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Be an advanced graduate student, current postdoc or early career professional in biology or STEM education
  • Bring idea for grant proposal for either the BIO or EHR directorates at NSF
  • Submit current resume/CV

Accepted applicants will receive airfare to and from the DC area, and lodging for 2 nights.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020

For any questions, please contact eben@sacnas.org

For more information, please visit https://www.sacnas.org/professional-programs/

2020 Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Purdue University is hosting the Summer Research Opportunities Program on its campus June 1, 2020 through July 24, 2020.  This program helps to mentor URM undergraduates, as they develop their research skills, in preparation for a graduate school education.  Both STEM and non-STEM students are welcome to apply.

Applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2020. More information about the program can be found here.

Documents needed for application

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Research Statement
  3. Transcripts
  4. Recommender’s name, email address and phone number

What’s included with acceptance?

  1. Roundtrip flight
  2. University housing
  3. Generous stipend
  4. Professional development workshops
  5. Social activities
  6. Plenty of opportunities to network

To apply, please click here.

Contact information

Please redirect any queries that you might have to srop@purdue.edu or you may call at 765-494-0945

Purdue SROP
155 S. Grant St.
Young Hall, Room B68
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2114

Syracuse University LSAMP Summer 2020 Research Program

The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.
Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


• $3500 research stipend
• Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
• Free double occupancy room and board on the SU campus
• State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.
• Meals provided during group events

*For students living outside of the Syracuse area


• Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
• Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
• Have completed at least two semesters of college
• Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program

Research Areas

Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following STEM disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical), Information Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Nutrition Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Systems Science.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2020


IQ BIO REU Opportunity

About the program:

IQ BIO REU is a summer research and student development program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers opportunities for undergraduate students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

For 9 weeks, starting on the first Monday of June, ten (10) students will be immersed in a wide array of high-impact practices including participation in a mentored research project in partnership with faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP). The program offers training and practice for fluency in computational and quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Program benefits:

  • Mentored research at the vanguard of biological sciences
  • Skill development workshops on the use of computational tools
  • Workshops on Career Development, Research Ethics, among others
  • Guided writing activities
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Stipend of $5,400
  • Near-campus housing arranged by the program
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from REU site

For more information about the program, click here.


  • U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. (Priority will be given to students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields)
  • Rising sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled in 2 and 4-year colleges or universities.
  • Major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in emerging fields at the intersection of biology with other scientific disciplines that incorporate quantitative analysis.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form.
  • Copy of undergraduate transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a science professor)
  • A “Statement of Research Interests and Professional Goals” that describes: MOTIVATION for participating in IQ-Bio-REU, PROJECTS of participating faculty that are of interest to you and FUTURE academic and career goals.

For more information about the application and FAQs, click here.

Here is a sneak peek at the 2019 cohort and their projects.