Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for a PR-LSAMP stipend and participate in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Experience program, the applicant must:

  1. Be a US Citizen or permanent resident. PR-LSAMP is not allowed by its rules and regulations to give economic support to foreign students.
  2. Be enrolled in a bachellor degree program in Natural Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).
  3. Have a GPA and a Major GPA of at least 3.10 (selection of eligible applicants starts with the highest GPA’s).
  4. Submit the application form with all the required documents by the established deadline.
  5. Submit to the PR-LSAMP office the official academic transcript and two letters of recommendation by the established deadline.

Due to limitation of funds, priority will be given to those eligible applicants that will be working with researchers that are actively publishing research work.

To continue in the program during the second semester of the given academic year, the student must:

  1. Submit the academic transcript with the grades obtained the previous semester.
  2. Maintain a GPA and a Major GPA of at least 3.10.
  3. Have complied with all the program requirements and those agreed with his research mentor during the past semester of the academic year.

Participation Requirements

If accepted to the program, the students must:

  1. Attend all the workshops scheduled by the PR-LSAMP program as well as those scheduled by his/her research mentor.*
  2. Comply with the requirements established by his/her research mentor regarding the hours to be  dedicated to the research work in the lab.
  3. Maintain a GPA and a Major GPA of at least 3.10.
  4. At the end of each semester the student must submit to their research mentor a narrative report that includes: a summary with pictures, supporting documents, graphics and tables that specifically describes the accomplishments of the research conducted. The report should not exceed 3 pages. This report should be uploaded through the PR-LSAMP student electronic profile for the research mentor approval.  Once the mentor gives compliance the PR-LSAMP Program will proceed to pay the research stipend.
  5. Present his research work at the annual Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM), to be held annually.


* Only at UPR Rio Piedras and at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus during the first semester of this academic year. Workshops in other campuses will be announced for future participants. Students in these campuses will be notified.

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