The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at CSUB (CSUB-LSAMP)

What is the LSAMP Program?

The National Science Foundation/California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a comprehensive statewide project dedicated to increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups graduating from the CSU with baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  Initiated in 1994, the CSU-LSAMP Alliance currently consists of 22 of the 23 campuses of the CSU. The LSAMP program emphasizes activities designed to enhance graduate school preparedness, interventions for community college transfer students, and expanding opportunities for student engagement in international activities.

The CSUB-LSAMP program provides support to STEM undergraduate students, among other things, research funding, travel funds for the student to visit U.S. graduate degree granting institutions and/or to attend a professional meeting appropriate to the student's development, funds for other related activities, such as graduate school application and test fees, GRE preparation, and minor research materials costs.

Who is Eligible?

Undergraduate students who face or have faced social, educational or economic barriers to careers in STEM. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Students should be enrolled at CSUB in an undergraduate major in the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering (NSME).      For additional details on requirements and expectations, please visit the eligibility and application page.

How do I apply?

Please visit our application page for information about applying to CSUB-LSAMP.


nsflogoCSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Chancellor's Office of the CSU.

Upcoming Events


The Economist: CSUB ranked in the top 10 for alumni actual earnings vs expected earnings after graduation!

- Please visist for STEM funding and research opportunities.

-The second edition of CSU-LSAMP PROUD, the annual publication of the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, now available online! This publication recognizes the outstanding academic, research, and service achievements of students and alumni from throughout our alliance.

- Have plans for the summer?  Consider participating in a REU program.  Please visit our Student Resources page for links to different REUs.

- Interested in scholarships?  Please visit our Student Resources page.

- CSUB students who are interested in applying to the LSAMP program should submit an application.  LSAMP is always accepting new students!

Student highlights and testimonials


Sheriff Sadiqbatcha received first place for his research presentation the 2016 Emeging Researchers National Conference in STEM

Biology student Brandon Bennett appeared on TWiV (This Week in Virology).  Follow the link and scroll down to TWiV326.


"The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Washington, D.C., was definitely an eye opening experience. I had never imagined that my research would take me this far, and certainly didn’t expect to win at the national level. It was humbling to get the opportunity to present amongst students from universities all across the country. It was a knowledge packed three days where we attended a number of presentations, workshops and plenary sessions. I can say without a doubt that, because of this experience, I’m more determined than ever to pursue my education through graduate school. None of this would have been possible without the support I received from LSAMP. Thank you so much for supporting my research and my trip to D.C." -- Sheriff S.

"The trip to the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research was a wonderful experience.   We had the opportunity to meet many people in our fields and made many valuable connections.  The presentations taught us many new and interesting ideas, and we brought back a lot of information. I appreciate the LSAMP grant that allowed me to travel to this amazing experience." -- Omar S.