CAMP Summer Scholars

The California Alliance for Minority Participation at UC Riverside is looking for STEM Students interested in getting paid to research each Summer with their faculty mentor at UCR.

The CAMP Summer Scholars Program will pay current UCR STEM Undergraduates a $5,000 stipend to participate in a 10-week, full-time research program this summer. CAMP Summer Scholars will be participate under the CNAS Research In Science & Engineering [R.I.S.E.] Program umbrella with up to 100 student researchers. Here are the details:

CAMP Summer Scholars
•    $5000.00 stipend
•    10-weeks, 40 hours/week (full-time)
•    Program dates: 3rd week of June – end of August [check application for exact program dates]
•    Part of the Research In Science & Engineering [RISE] Program
•    Additional requirements through RISE
•    Professional development (workshops, seminars, social activities)
•    Part of structured research program with 100+ students
•    Present at RISE Symposium
•    Full-time commitment, cannot enroll in summer classes, be employed or take vacation during program dates
•    Need lab with enough work (remote and/or in-person)

Application & Deadline: Mid Spring (applications open February-April)

CAMP Eligibility:
•    Must be African American, Chicano, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander (Pacific peoples from Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Cook Islands, other islands in Polynesia)
•    UC Riverside student in good academic standing
•    Have a minimum 2.7 UC cumulative GPA
•    Be a declared STEM major [CNAS & BCOE]
•    Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
•    Intend to pursue a MS/MA, MPH, and/or Ph.D. in a STEM field after graduation
*Students who have transferred from a community college are especially encouraged to apply.


The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is part of a UC System-wide alliance and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences (LSAMP).

The CAMP Program at UC Riverside aims to recruit and retain students in STEM majors, facilitate their academic success, provide professional development, and encourage their transition to graduate study. Particular emphasis is placed on evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant research and educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Faculty-mentored research experiences play a large role in the program and CAMP Scholars actively participate in research during the summer and throughout the academic year.

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