Student showing demonstration of robotics equipment

Research and Travel Funding Opportunities

Rutgers is a leading national research institution that provides impactful opportunities across all fields of study to both undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty are leading experts in all disciplines including arts, humanities, STEM, and social sciences-offering students access to emerging and evolving research activities and opportunities to students through departments, centers, and institutes.

The LSAMP program at Rutgers–New Brunswick provides support to students who are interested in doing STEM research. LSAMP students are encouraged to apply to one or more research opportunities offered at Rutgers–New Brunswick. We also encourage LSAMP students to apply for national and international opportunities at external institutions. Visit our resources page for more information.

Research Stipend

  • Academic Year Long Research 
    • Students who are matched with a faculty mentor at Rutgers–New Brunswick and are doing STEM research are eligible to receive up to $2,500
      • You must conduct research for both Fall and Spring Semester (<15 hours per week, but a minimum of 8)
      • The project must be a STEM related research
      • Research must be completed under the guidance of a faculty mentor
      • Students who are receiving monetary payments and/or degree/major credit(s) from another program or department for the same project are not eligible to receive funding. 
  • Summer Research Stipend
    • We offer up to $2,500 to LSAMP students who are working on faculty mentored research at Rutgers or any higher education institution
      • You must conduct research for at least 8 weeks long (a minimum of 30 hours per week)
      • The project must be a STEM related research
      • Research must be completed under the guidance of a faculty mentor
      • Students who are receiving monetary payments and/or degree/major credit(s) from another program or department for the same project are not eligible to receive funding.
      • Application will open by mid-Spring semester. 

International Research Stipend

LSAMP students are encouraged to apply for international research opportunities

  • LSAMP students accepted into an unpaid STEM research program abroad are eligible to receive up to $4000 to help alleviate the cost of research and travel.
  • The project must be a STEM related research
  • Research must be completed under the guidance of a faculty mentor
  • Students who are receiving monetary payments and/or degree/major credit(s) from another program or department for the same project are not eligible to receive funding. 
  • If you are interested in international research programs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a Rutgers Global adviser. To learn more please visit https://global.rutgers.edu

Travel/Conference Stipend

LSAMP Scholars are eligible to receive funding to help cover the cost of travel for conferences, academic competitions, and national and international research experiences. Funding typically ranges between $500-$1,500 (depending on event/program location). Applications for travel funding must be endorsed by your research faculty mentor.

  • Student must be accepted to a research program, present research at a conference, or compete in a STEM competition
  • Application must be endorsed by a faculty mentor
  • Before applying be sure to review eligibility requirements
  • Deadline: rolling applications