Application Process 

Students may apply to the LSAMP program to become either Participants or Research Scholars:

We recommend that if you are entering the program for the very first time and have no prior research experience, then you apply as a Participant. Participants are eligible to reap many of the benefits of the program, but do not receive funding for actively engaging in research. We accept Participant applications year round. 

Research Scholars are those individuals who are actively engaged in research with a CSUF faculty mentor and get LSAMP funding for their research experience. Each year the application submission window for Research Scholars is between August 20 and September 16 . 

The same application is used for both Participants and Research Scholars.

Application FormPDF File Opens in new window




 A letter of support from a faculty member or research mentor at CSUF. Letters of support must be submitted in a sealed envelope. Alternatively faculty mentors may email the letter directly to The letter of support is only required for Research Scholar applicants. For those individuals who are requesting a letter from their faculty research mentor, please feel free to provide him or her with the Letter Writer GuidePDF File Opens in new window .


Submitting your application:

Completed applications should be submitted in person to our mailbox in MH-166. Due to confidentiality concerns, we are unable to accept an electronic copy of the application.


Upon Acceptance into the program, you will be required to submit the following:

Signed expectations and requirements form.