Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Summer Research Program

VA–NC Alliance 2023 Summer Research Program

June 4, 2023 to August 1, 2023

Summer Research Program Cohort

Program Description:

The Virginia–North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) seeks highly motivated undergraduate students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field to apply to the 2023 Summer Research Program at the University of Virginia - tenative dates are June 4 - August 1, 2023. Students are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to research and other program activities. Emphasis is placed on conducting research in a lab setting where well-defined research goals, frequent communication, and significant contributions from multiple researchers are central to the success of a given project. This experience comes in the form of mentored and independent research culminating in a required final presentation. The program also offers a writing workshop, graduate school preparation, guest speaker presentations on topics related to STEM, and field trips to local attractions.

This program is: designed for undergraduate students interested in scientific research who are planning to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. - ideally individuals who are seeking their first research experience. It requires students to report to lab daily and work independently under the guidance of the faculty and/or graduate student mentors on a research project chosen by the faculty mentor.

This program is NOT: for students planning to apply to medical school or other professional school (e.g. dental, physical therapy, business, law, etc.). This program does NOT provide medical experience, physician shadowing, or clinical/bedside opportunities. 

Stipend and Housing:

$4,200 distributed in three installments. Receipt of entire stipend is contingent upon completion of the program.  Housing will be provided if the experience will be conducted in-person.  


Eligibility Requirements:

Students who wish to apply must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirements:

1. Undergraduate students majoring or intending to major in a STEM field (current community college students, first-years, second-years, and third-years only). **View qualifying STEM majors here.
2. Enrolled at one of the VA- NC Alliance partner institutions. **View VA-NC Alliance institutions here.
3. United States citizens or permanent residents only.
4. Have interest in pursuing graduate study toward a Ph.D.
5. Participants are responsible for providing their own health insurance for the duration of the program. Proof of insurance may be required.