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Undergraduate Research

Minority STEM Researchers

The SC-AMP Summer Research Program

  • up to $4,000 stipend per summer recipient
  • funding available for research abroad expenses
  • funded through the National Science Foundation South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SC-AMP) program




You must be: 

  • an underrepresented minority student as defined by the National Science Foundation (African-American, Hispanic American, Pacific Islander or Native American)
  • a citizen or legal resident of the United States
  • a USC or Midlands Tech student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • an undergraduate seeking a bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, computing or exercise science (the program does not permit majors in health professional fields, public health, psychology, etc.)


Research Programs

The 2018 summer program application is closed. 

Summer Research Program

Get involved in a research project full time with a USC professor for eight to 10 weeks during the summer. 

Complete the  SC-AMP application, and submit to

$4,000 stipend

Program participation includes:

  • eight to 10 weeks of full-time summer research (if you intend to take classes during the summer, please contact OUR for options)
  • professional development workshops
  • USC Summer Poster Symposium
  • SC-AMP research conference presentation

Deadline: Feb. 8, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Research Abroad Projects

Get involved in a research project abroad! 


Awards are available to offset expenses.