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
SC-AMP is designed to support and encourage undergraduate minority students in STEM to pursue graduate education*. The program places emphasis on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.
Accepted majors include engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, computing or exercise science. The program does not permit majors in health professional fields, public health, psychology, cardiovascular technology, pre-pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences, etc. Feel free to contact us with any questions related to accepted majors.
*Preference given to students anticipating the pursuit of graduate education (master’s/PhD) in STEM. This does not include medical school.
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 in good academic standing
- 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.)
*Please note: You do not have to have a faculty mentor in order to apply (see application below)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer SC-AMP program has been cancelled. Updates on future programming will be posted here. Please continue to check back.
Get involved in a research project with a USC professor for eight to 10 weeks during the summer. Don't have a mentor? You may still apply (see the application for details).
Program participation includes:
- eight to 10 weeks of 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: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer SC-AMP program has been cancelled. Updates on future programming will be posted here. Please continue to check back.
Get involved in a research project abroad!
- Contact the Study Abroad Office for possible programs.
- Find a research site through the National Science Foundation.
- Ask your mentor if they have an international collaborator with whom you could conduct research.
- Apply for the Euroscholars Program.
Awards are available to offset expenses.