Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP)

FGLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of 14 colleges and universities throughout Florida and Georgia. The coalition's mission is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide who complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Program Overview

Group of FGLSAMP students outside Ungar FountatinFGLSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with Florida A&M University serving as the lead institution of the 14-member alliance.

At the University of Miami, the FGLSAMP program provides the following:

  • Preparation for STEM graduate programs and careers
  • Mentored research experience
  • Summer research stipend


The program is specifically designed for undergraduate STEM majors interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD degree. Students who meet the criteria listed below are eligible to apply:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Member of an underrepresented group in STEM (e.g. Black, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Pacific Islander)
  • Started a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor

Priority will be given to sophomore students.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in mentored research during the summer and academic year
  • Present your research at the annual Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum (RCIF)
  • Attend professional development program meetings
  • Enroll in BIL374 (Responsible Conduct of Research)
  • Earn course credit as a Peer-led Team Learning Workshop Leader for two semesters (BIL150/160 or CHM121/221)
  • Serve as a research peer mentor through UGR and/or UConnect
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Participant Support

Students at a conference with Dr. Gaines.Activities implemented to aid the retention and progression of students include:

  • Peer study groups
  • Faculty-directed undergraduate research projects
  • Summer internships
  • Faculty and peer mentoring

Renewable scholarships/ training stipends are available annually for active FGLSAMP participants.

Application Information

2024 Application Deadline: TBA

Application Requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • CaneLink Transcript
  • Project Proposal
  • Two Faculty Recommendations*
  • Essay** Addressing:
    • What inspired you to pursue a STEM major?
    • How can FGLSAMP assist you in achieving your goals?
*Please ask your research mentor and an additional STEM faculty member for their approval prior to submitting them as recommenders. An email will be sent for them to review your application and submit their letter of recommendation. 
**Formatting Notes: Two pages minimum, 12pt Times New Roman, Single Spaced

Program Contact

Dr. Michael Gaines
Dr. Michael Gaines Email Icon m.gaines@miami.edu
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