UTEP PRELS Fellowship
The UTEP LSAMP PRELS (Post-baccalaureate research opportunities for LSAMP students) is soliciting nominations at this time.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) recognizes the importance of undergraduate research experiences, especially for individuals from underrepresented populations entering graduate school or contemplating a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. During the pandemic this type of research experience was limited due to health concerns, so many students in programs supported by the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) did not have access. Undergraduate research experiences are often the most meaningful way that LSAMP participants have exposure to the kinds of field-, computational- and/or laboratory-based research that will engage and inspire them to enter a STEM graduate program or career.
PRELS is open to students who have graduated with their undergraduate degrees in a STEM field and are currently taking a gap year or performing research work with a mentor/lab at UTEP. Aspiring students should nominate themselves for this opportunity using this form. PRELS fellows may NOT be employed on campus and they MUST NOT be currently enrolled in courses or active in a graduate or doctoral program during the fellowship participation. The fellowship includes a $25,000 participatory stipend to be distributed in 3-semester payments (one full academic year).
* Nominations for Summer 2023 PRELS are welcome until May 22, 2023, at midnight MST.
This nomination can be saved and resumed later- a link will be sent to your email if you do not complete it. Please use this link to resume your nomination process. Please review the instructions and requirements carefully before beginning. The nomination consists of the following sections:
- Personal information
- Academic information
- Supporting documentation (.pdf):
- Proposed research plan with a timeline included for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023- 2 pages max
- Academic transcript
- Letter of support from the research mentor
For any questions, please contact the UT System LSAMP Program at email@example.com
The UT System LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD-1202008 and HRD-1826745. Funding for the Bridge to the Doctorate projects is provided by NSF grant numbers HRD-0832951 (BD 2008-2010), HRD-0929727 (BD 2009-2011), HRD-1139929 (BD 2011-2013), HRD-1301858 (BD 2013-2015), and HRD-1810898 (BD 2018-2020).