DEI Undergraduate Research

Resources for students from under-represented groups

McNair Scholars Program
A UMD-hosted program designed to prepare students (primarily low-income, first generation, and underrepresented groups) for a doctoral program. McNair Scholars Program is geared towards rising juniors and rising seniors and offers a variety of services (e.g., preparing for graduate school admissions tests, mentoring, research internship opportunities, research opportunities, writing classes, graduate school financing, and opportunities to present research at conferences)
Lewis-Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Undergrad Research Program; program for undergrads who are interested in MS and PhD in STEM fields; includes stipend for research (8-10 hours in school year, 30 hours in summer); workshops (GRE, applications), research symposium
Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MiNDS)
The MiNDS Program, administered through Temple University in partnership with Drexel University, Lincoln University, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, aims to bolster the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students within the neuroscience academic pipeline and build a foundation for URM students to succeed in graduate school and beyond. While it starts in the summer, it can continue through multiple school years.
National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research
An overarching internship program geared towards undergraduate and graduate students. Internship locations include the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD as well as NIH satellite centers (e.g., Research Triangle Park, NC). Several sub-SIP opportunities are designed explicitly for students underrepresented in biomedical science higher education and careers.