Research Protocol

As a Research Assistant (RA), the LSAMP student works directly under a Rutgers-Newark or other university/college faculty member for an academic semester period. At the beginning of each semester, RA’s must attend lab training/orientation and sign a contract with the department as to what functions and hours they must perform in order to fulfill their role as a RA. Students who participate in research must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in good academic standing.
  2. Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA confirmed with a transcript.
    • Students who apply for research that have below a 3.0 cumulative GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In this situation, the LSAMP committee will further review the students’ credentials and meet with the student upon approval as necessary.
    • Students will be notified of the committee’s final decision.

  3. Course load cannot exceed 15 credits during the semester in which the research experience occurs.
  4. Must agree to complete 96 hours of research time per semester and 200 hours of research time during the summer.
  5. Must demonstrate maturity, leadership and professionalism at all times.

Students interested in applying for a research opportunity must contact the LSAMP coordinator.

Internship Protocol

Internships are offered in a variety of forms:

  1. Service Internships (i.e. community service)
  2. Academic Internships (i.e. pre-college programs)
  3. Industry Internships (i.e. off campus internship programs)

LSAMP students enjoy internships at Rutgers-Newark with: The Newark Museum, AFC Pre-College Programs (i.e. Upward Bound, Talent Search, Rutgers Future Scholar, Aim High Academy) and others. Contact the LSAMP coordinator to learn about the internships available and to learn how to apply.


Ambassadors serve the PI (Project Investigator), project monitor and LSAMP coordinator with a myriad of recruitment functions and peer mentoring for student research and poster sessions. Their goal should be to assist the LSAMP committee by attracting STEM major students into the LSAMP program, and help create a more diverse LSAMP learning community.

Important Deadlines

March 6th Career Development Workshop
March 6, 2017

Get inside tips from industry & higher education professionals in Medicine, STEM & Business

Welcome to all Rutgers Newark-EOF and GS-LSAMP students interested in lucrative careers in Medicine, STEM, Business or Business-Pharmacy. Big opportunity to ask questions from professionals in these fields! Food & refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to attend by e-mailing

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Dean's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
March 24, 2017

The FASN Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program is a competitive program that provides a $3,200 stipend to undergraduate students engaged in scholarly or creative activities during the summer months under the supervision of a full-time faculty member in the Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Newark.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017. Applications may be submitted via email to Associate Dean Lynn M. Kuzma at: Every application requires both a student letter of application and a letter of support from your faculty mentor. Awardees will be notified in early April.

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2017 Syracuse University LSAMP Summer Research Program
February 17, 2017

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).

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MIT Summer Internship
February 10, 2017

  • Each participant chooses a project to work on alongside with MIT faculty
  • Learn about a wide range of research in materials science
  • Awards include $6500 stipend and round-trip travel expenses
  • The program is open to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are entering their junior or senior year in September, 2017

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Congressional Internship Program
January 20, 2017

CHCI is seeking full-time undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the CHCI Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience, learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process while working for a member of Congress and receiving weekly leadership programming from CHCI.

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TMG Space Camp Scholarship
January 15, 2017

This scholarship is for 100% of the tuition to 1 week of space camp (July 8-14, 2017) and includes a flight suit, transportation and a small spending stipend. The total value is approximately $2,500. Applications are due no later than 11:59pm CST on January 15, 2017

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Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program
February 23, 2017

UNCF has partnered with The Fund II Foundation to establish a scholarship program to help African American students seeking careers in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For 2017, The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will identify 100 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields. These students will receive scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools to help them reach their goals.

Scholars will receive $2,500 per academic year as freshmen and sophomores, $5,000 a year as juniors and seniors, an additional $5,000 for students whose academic programs require a fifth year, and a $5,000 stipend based on a STEM-related project/internship of the student’s interest.

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APIASF General Scholarship Program
January 11, 2017

The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2017. Application Opens: September 15, 2016 Application Closes: January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST Additional Information:

Young Latina Leadership Scholarship
February 10, 2017

This scholarship is exclusively available for Latina women in NJ and ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. You need to be a current college student and be in good academic standing. For more information and to apply visit

American Physiological Society Research Opportunity
February 1, 2017

APS (American Physiological Society) is proud to offer five programs that allow undergraduate students to participate in research during the summer. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. Application deadline: February 1, 2017 .

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Become a Peer Advisor

Our Peer Advisors (PA’s) play an integral role in welcoming new students to the University by assisting them through their placement testing and registration process. They also support the Office of Academic Services on a variety of tasks including facilitating continuing student registration, planning events for our Peer Mentor Program, and presenting POWER Workshops.

All interested students must attend an information session (sessions begin 11/30) and can obtain more information here .

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Cornell University LSAMP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
February 15, 2016

CU LSAMP REU is a summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.

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