The Puerto Rico - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP) is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP opening for undergraduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The PR-LSAMP scholarship provides training, mentoring, professional development, travel, and stipends to undergraduate research students. 


Participation requirements:


If you are a new PR-LSAMP applicant, please:


  1. create an account and a student profile on the PR-LSAMP website:;
  2. submit two letters of recommendation (from faculty) that address your academic and research qualities to:


Javier Figueroa
Resource Center for Science & Engineering
PO Box 23334
San Juan, PR  00931-3334


  1. Upload a statement of purpose, as a Word® document, in the PR-LSAMP registration webpage (maximum of 1,000 words). The statement of purpose must address: your motivation to study STEM, your rationale for selecting a particular STEM field, your goals as a STEM researcher, and your perception on how the PR-LSAMP scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals.*
  2. Submit a research title. **
  3. Submit a brief research summary (i.e. an explanation of your research project). **


If you are an active PR-LSAMP student, please:


  1. update your profile on the PR-LSAMP website:;
  2. register into the "Fall Undergraduate Research 2018-2019"
    1. enter research title;
    2. enter your research summary;
    3. upload statement of purpose;
    4. upload transcript receipt


New applicants and current PR-LSAMP students should:


  1. be a fulltime undergraduate student (i.e. enrolled on 12 or more credits per semester);
  2. have a general grade point average (GPA) of 3.10 or higher;
  3. have a grade point average of 3.10 or higher in your major (i.e. concentración de estudios);
  4. submit the most recent official academic transcript that includes your grades and GPA obtained as of the past academic year of 2017-2018 to:


Javier Figueroa
Resource Center for Science & Engineering
PO Box 23334
San Juan, PR  00931-3334


*The statement of purpose must be uploaded in the PR-LSAMP registration webpage when you register for the first time or update your registration.

**The research title and research summary should be inserted in the appropriate text boxes located in the PR-LSAMP registration webpage. 


We invite you to apply to the PR-LSAMP $800-per-semester scholarship by submitting all required documents by August 10, 2018.  No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

For additional registration instructions please visit: Undergraduate Research Registration Instructions.

Register here:


Terms and Conditions:

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 his 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 / Junior Technical Meeting (PRISM / JTM).


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