HSI-STEM Undergraduate Research Program

CNAS HSI-STEM Undergraduate Research Program

The HSI-STEM Pathways Program offers quarterly paid research stipends provided to upperclassmen in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA, cumulative & quarterly) and meet HSI-STEM Eligibility Requirements. The research program pays up to a $1,200 stipend for each quarter in which students get the opportunity to participate in hands-on research projects and features faculty mentoring, skills building in research methods, peer mentoring, student success support and individualized career advising.

Program Requirements:
  • Meet HSI-STEM Eligibility Criteria
  • Available to work 10-12 hour week average in the lab
  • Meet with assigned STEM Peer Mentor or STEM Coordinator/Counselor twice each quarter
  • Attend at least one (1) STEM Peer Mentor Social
  • Submission of time sheets as requested
  • Submit a summary research experience paper by the end of the quarter

Application Process:

STEP 1Complete CNAS HSI-STEM Undergraduate Research Application

  • Application Requirements: (only needs to be done once)

    • Complete the online application by the quarterly designated deadline
    • Complete the online Laboratory Safety Orientation (fundamentals 2013) administered through the UCR Environmental Health & Safety website. Print to pdf and attach your Certificate of Completion with the application.
    • Attach a current resume.

STEP 2 :  Submit Quarterly Consideration for Program Participation

  • Considerations: (must be completed every quarter of participation)

    • Must have successfully completed undergraduate research application (step 1)
    • Must currently be working in a research laboratory 
    • Must be active STEM Connections participant (1 quarterly event, 2 meetings with STEM mentor)
Quarterly Application Deadlines:


Application Deadline

Acceptance Notification

Summer 2016


Fall 2016

September 30, 2016 Ocbotber 3, 2016

Winter 2017

January 6, 2017 January 9, 2017 

Spring 2017

March 31, 2017 April 3, 2017

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