Summer Research Program

The LSAMP Summer Research Program is a National Science Foundation initiative to increase enrollments of minority populations and under-served students within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research fields. The Summer Research Program will be conducted as a cohort and in conjunction with the NIH-sponsored Bridges to the Baccalaureate program.


We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer Research Program 2018. Applications for the Summer Research Program 2019 will be available early spring 2019 semester.

Benefits and Responsibilities

Students accepted in the LSAMP Summer Research Program will:

  • Conduct research with a faculty member.
    You will conduct research with a CSULB faculty member for eight weeks during the summer.
  • 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.
  • Continue on as a Research Fellow.
    If qualified, and pending faculty mentor approval, you may be eligible to continue into the academic year in the Fellows Research Program.

While in the program, you are required to attend all LSAMP Summer Research Program activities. These activities include professional development workshops, information on graduate programs, and the summer research symposium. 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)
  • 2.5 overall GPA minimum, 3.0 GPA in major preferred
  • Facing or have faced social, cultural, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (documentation may be required)
  • Interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the STEM disciplines

Contact LSAMP

Valerie Bagley

Please include your student ID number in all email correspondence.