Research Fellows Program

The LSAMP Research Fellow Program is a National Science Foundation initiative to increase enrollments of minority populations and underrepresented students within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research fields.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications for the Research Fellows Program in the 2019-2020 academic year will be available early spring 2019 semester.

Benefits and Responsibilities

Students accepted in the LSAMP Research Fellows Program will:

  • Conduct research with a faculty member.
    You will conduct research with a CSULB faculty member.
  • Receive a stipend.
    You receive a stipend (money) for doing research with a faculty mentor. Your faculty mentor will receive money for supplies.
  • Enhance applications to graduate programs.
    This program will help you become a competitive candidate for graduate programs (Master's or Ph.D.) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

While in the program, you are required to attend all LSAMP Research Fellows Program activities. These activities include bi-monthly meetings to provide updates about your research, professional development workshops, and information on graduate programs. After you have completed the program, we ask only one thing: update us on your graduate/professional placement. This allows us to see how successful the program has been and make improvements for future cohorts.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at CSULB as an undergraduate student (post-baccalaureate/second bachelor students are not eligible)
  • Declared major in science, math, engineering, or computer science (STEM majors)
  • Facing or have faced social, cultural, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the STEM disciplines

Contact LSAMP

Valerie Bagley

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.