The UI Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI-LSAMP) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and named after former U.S. Representative Louis Stokes who served as a leading figure in United States Congress in matters concerning civil rights, equality, and social and economic justice.

UI-LSAMP is part of the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) which is an alliance among 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities working together to attract the states’ growing historically underrepresented populations into STEM fields.

The mission of the UI-LSAMP IINSPIRE Alliance is to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) STEM graduates in the alliance. Students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines are a growing segment of the region’s population, therefore there is statewide urgency to remove the barriers to progress in developing a diverse STEM workforce.

In addition to carrying out paid undergraduate research, UI-LSAMP Interns are invited to enroll in an ISA – Student Development Seminars (1 s.h.) depending on the student’s point of entry into the program. Course should be determined with assistance from program staff.


Applications are not being accepted at this time. Applications for fall will open in April, check back soon!