Program Opportunities

How can joining LSAMP help you?

The LSAMP Program provides many opportunities such as:

  • The LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program (URP): The LSAMP URP is committed to fostering a diverse and interactive science community. Students participate in research with distinguished faculty at Syracuse University.
  • The Annual Research Symposium: The Annual Research Symposium is designed to recognize LSAMP students participation in research projects on and off campus. Here are some examples of current student research.
  • The Student Travel Program: The LSAMP program sponsors students to attend graduate school visits and professional conferences. Students are encouraged to present their research at these conferences.
  • Academic Support: The LSAMP program is a four year retention program which includes leadership opportunities, study abroad, research, career development, mentoring and graduate school preparation for traditionally underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

Other NSF Opportunities*

LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program (BD):The Bridge-to-the-Doctorate Program (BD) is a NSF initiative within the LSAMP Program that provides former LSAMP baccalaureate degree graduates with a fellowship for graduate studies. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students obtaining a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Students have the opportunity to continue their education at one of 15 graduate institutions across the nation. Students will receive a $30,000 stipend along with full remission of tuition and fees during their time in graduate school.
*This program is NOT currently offered at SU. To find locations where this program is offered please contact us at

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program: The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. For more information look at their website.