Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Grant amount: US $125,000 - US $4,500,000

Next deadline: Nov 2, 2018

Later deadlines: Nov 16, 2018, Jan 25, 2019, Nov 1, 2019, Nov 15, 2019, Jan 31, 2020, Nov 6, 2020, Nov 20, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

NOTE: Deadlines by project type are as follows:

  • Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: November 3, 2017; November 2, 2018; November 1, 2019; November 6, 2020. 
  • New and Renewal LSAMP Pre-Alliance Planning, Bridge to the Baccalaureate (B2B), STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Projects: November 17 2017; November 16, 2018; November 15, 2019; November 20, 2020.
  • STEM Pathways and Research Alliances: January 26, 2018; November 16 2018, November 15, 2019, November 20, 2020.
  • Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation: January 26 2018; January 25, 2019; January 31, 2020.


The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance-based program. The program's theory is based on the Tinto model for student retention. The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Overall, the LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM. 

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