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New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) General Guideline

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance of 12 CUNY campuses, funded by the National Science Foundation. The 2-year LSAMP program provides supports for freshman (30 Apprentices) and sophomore (10 Fellows) students at City Tech to conduct research. The goals are to support highly motivated students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors through research training, academic support, development of innovative pedagogies, so that they are prepared for the rewarding careers and/or graduate school. Highlights of the program follow:

First Year

30 LSAMP Apprentices will be selected from STEM majors during their freshman year. The Apprentices will be engaged in several training, workshops, and short-term research activities in the spring semester.

Second Year

10 LSAMP Fellows will be selected from the Apprentice cohort in the sophomore year. During their sophomore year, the 10 LSAMP Fellows will work with a faculty mentor on a research project. Each Fellow will be paid a $3000 stipend upon completion of the fall, spring semester and summer research program. Students are expected to spend about 200 hours (in total) on research.

The Apprentices (first year students) are required to complete at least 15 hours of training and workshops during their freshmen year spring semester. They are also encouraged to complete a one-semester Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) research experience. This program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research (about 50 hours) with a faculty member. The program includes specially designed workshops offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session.

The following requirements will satisfy 15 hours minimum introduction to research training:

  • Completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
    All students must also complete the responsible conduct in research online training and submit their Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certificate to the Office of Undergraduate Research.
    CITI training is provided through the following link.
  • Attending at least 4 Undergraduate Research and Honors program workshops
    These workshops are offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (during the club hours). Alternative sessions of the same workshops are also offered from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. The following workshops normally are offered each semester at City Tech and cover topics such as: Writing Abstracts for Research Projects, Advancing Library Research Techniques, Developing and Delivering Effective Research Presentations, Designing a Research Poster Presentation, Presentation Skills Professional Development Center, NYC Fire Department C-14 Certificate of Fitness, How to Succeed an Internship, ePortfolios for Academic and Career Advancement, Future Preparations: How to Prepare a Stellar Resume and Apply for Internships, Future Preparations: How to Apply to Graduate School, Research Poster Design Workshop
    For questions, please email:, Subject: LSAMP