University of Southern California


NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence


Louis Stokes Regional Centers of Excellence in Broadening Participation (LSRCE):One proposal may be submitted by eligible lead institutions/organizations annually. Organizations may have only one active center award. All active alliances are eligible to submit LSRCE proposals as lead organizations.

Internal Deadline:                          

LSRCE:                                                                   October 20, 2017, 5pm PDT

External Deadline:         

LSRCE:                                                                   January 26, 2018, 5pm PDT

Award Information:                        Award Type: Standard or Continuing Grant

                                                                Estimated Amount of Awards: 3

Anticipated Funding Award: Up to $1.5 M over 3 years or up to $2.5m over 5 years.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                   

Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation: The Principal Investigator for Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation proposals must be a senior organizational administrator. Project managers and STEM faculty members may be among the PI/Co-PI team. The PI/Co-PI team must also include a social or data scientist, disciplinary/interdisciplinary education researcher or evaluator.


Overall, the LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

Project types under this program include:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.