Find programs and resources across the UW
Learn about opportunities that are available outside of UW LSAMP including graduate school info, research and fellowship programs, internships, mental health resources, UW STEM student organizations, and more.
Bridge to Doctorate
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Louis Stokes Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) supports the recruitment and retention of minority graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.
- BD applicants must have been participants in an undergraduate LSAMP program.
- Applicants must be accepted into a graduate program at the LSAMP BD campus site to be awarded the BD fellowship.
- Program benefits include stipend support, cost of education allowance, travel to professional conferences, mentorship, and professional development.
Each individual BD may have additional requirements or benefits. See a detailed list of BD programs.
Interested in the Bridge to Doctorate Program?
The below list of NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Graduate Fellowship Programs have applications due in June 2023.
Research, Internships, and Fellowships
The Undergraduate Research Program has more detailed information about Summer Research Programs at UW.
Research, internship, and fellowship opportunities available to students year round include:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed for individuals intending to pursue research-based graduate studies in STEM. It is a five-year fellowship program with three years of financial support and a variety of professional development opportunities. The GRFP strives to broaden participation in STEM of underrepresented groups and especially encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.
Community College Internships with U.S. Department of Energy
The Community College Internships (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories, and work on projects supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.
Diverse and Inclusive Naval Oceanographic (DINO) Summer Internship Program (SIP)
The goal of this internship is to provide students with the opportunity to experience and conduct project-based research, participate in professional development, build community with young scientists, and learn how to navigate the pathways to a career in maritime and oceanographic science, technology, mathematics, or engineering (STEM) fields. The internship will be hosted by the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus on June 18th and end August 18th, 2023. It includes a stipend of $6000, housing, and limited travel funds. The Applied Physics Laboratory conducts research in many fields.
Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP)
The overall goal of this program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) mission areas. The NIDDK Diversity Summer Program is particularly interested in increasing students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Selected participants take part in summer research at NIH campuses either in Bethesda, MD or Phoenix, AZ.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program provides research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities, performing research with laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission.
Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
SURF is an 11-week summer fellowship program focused on undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in science and engineering, or related areas. The program exposes students to cutting-edge research and promotes the pursuit of graduate degrees in STEM.
These opportunities and resources are available to students interested or currently in graduate school.
Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE)
As a unit of the University of Washington Graduate School, the Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) is committed to enhancing equity and social progression to promote the success of graduate students of color at our Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.
GSEE aims to cultivate a culturally and ethnically diverse academic and social environment in which all graduate students can learn and thrive while attending the University of Washington.
- GSEE promotes and supports:
- Outreach, Recruitment and Graduate Student Success
- Professional Development and Community Building
- Graduate Funding Opportunities
- Scholarship and Research
- Advocacy, Consulting and Advising
Ronald E.McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
UW Graduate School’s Office of Public Lectures
The Public Lecture Series, presented by the Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association, consists of meaningful talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systemic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today. Speakers include thought leaders from our campuses and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice and seeking solutions for change.
Mental Health and Disability
There are resources at the UW and throughout the community to support you.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders through education about the disorders. ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Anti-racism Resources from UW
We present this list for all who would like to gain a deeper understanding of historical and present-day manifestations of racism in the United States. We hope these resources will serve to both affirm and support you if you belong to a group that has been impacted by racism and a place to deepen your knowledge of the issues as you take action against racism.
Bias Reporting Tool
Students, faculty and staff can report all incidents of bias or suspected bias using the UW’s bias reporting tool, which was created in partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Office of Student Life and the president’s Race & Equity Initiative.
Disability Resources for Students
Embedded in the core values of the University of Washington is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.
Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
In addition to COVID-19, recent events have brought heightened attention to the specific stressors faced by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, who may be experiencing heightened fear, anger and grief at this time. Consistent with the Guide’s mission to provide timely mental health resources, we highlight a range of resources that may be useful to BIPOC-identifying individuals seeking support for mental health concerns and/or coping with race-related stressors, whether current and/or historical, as well as those hoping to share available resources to their patients.
Stop AAPI Hate
In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
The Association of Black Psychologists
This listing is comprised of Psychologists who are members of The Association of Black Psychologists who own and operate their own private practice business or are employed as therapists, and have elected to participate in this directory. These individual practices are not managed by The Association of Black Psychologists, and the organization assumes no legal responsibility for the governing of the individual or his/her practice. This directory is not to be considered a member directory of the organization
UW Counseling Center Resources
The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns. Students who are currently enrolled in degree-seeking programs at the Seattle campus are eligible for our counseling services.
Washington State Human Rights Commission Complaint Form
Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination with the WSHRC.
STEM Student Organizations
We encourage students to join student organizations! Below is a list of active STEM organizations. If you are a STEM organization looking to partner with LSAMP, please reach out.
A Vision for Electronic Literacy
To outreach to elementary, middle and high school students from predominantly underrepresented backgrounds to expose them to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects, with the goal of sparking their interest in STEM and higher education. For students who are new to the University of Washington, AVELA offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience developing and presenting STEM activities to younger students.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Their vision is achieving true diversity in STEM. True diversity means that the field (including leadership positions) reflects the demographics of the population.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE at UW aims to create opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue and succeed in engineering. Our goals are to provide resources and learning opportunities for underrepresented minorities and to increase the number of underrepresented students receiving bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. Besides lab tours, presentations from industry, and career building workshops, we coordinate two major outreach events every year. If you want to jump start your career while giving back to your community, join SHPE!
Society of Women Engineers
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s engineering and technology specialties.
OMA&D Academic Counseling Services
OMA&D creates pathways for diverse populations to access post-secondary opportunities, nurture and support their academic success, and cultivate a campus climate that enriches the educational experience for all.
OMA&D is a leader in advancing equity for underrepresented groups in higher education, and builds from its legacy of advocacy to promote broad inclusion and enact positive change.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
UW CAMP’s mission is to provide migrant and seasonal farm working students with the necessary tools to enhance and maximize their opportunities in pursuit of post-secondary education.
UW CAMP Services at the University of Washington:
- Academic skills assessment
- Access to research, internship, and job opportunities
- Access to scholarships
- Access to Study Abroad
- CAMP summer orientation
- Career development
- Community building
- Cultural and social events
- Financial aid counseling
- Leadership development
- Networking opportunities
- Personal counseling and academic advising
- Tutoring and instructional support
- Up to $1,000 stipend for participation
- Year-long seminar
The mission of the program is to provide holistic support for youth and alumni of foster care, ensuring academic success and preparation for lifelong achievement after graduation from postsecondary education.
The program’s objectives are to:
- Recruit diverse youth of foster care for University of Washington undergraduate programs.
- Support established educational services for youth in foster care in Washington State.
- Develop smooth transitions for students to and from the University of Washington.
- Provide direct support for alumni of foster care, addressing their unique circumstances and background.
- Eliminate the stigma of foster care on campus and create an environment educated and aware about the culture of foster care.
Educational Opportunity Program
The Educational Opportunity Program, located in Advising Counseling Services, is a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, and first-generation college students at the University of Washington.
EOP academic counselors are generalists, trained to successfully steward students through the selection and scheduling of classes, exploration of possible majors, and development of career goals. The EOP team also assists students with financial aid, housing, personal matters, and a host of additional supportive services.
TRIO Student Support Services
The TRIO Student Support Services programs (SSS/SSS-STEM) at the University of Washington serves low-income, first-generation college students and/or students with disabilities each year. TRIO provides holistic and comprehensive advising, tutoring and instructional support, and first year seminar courses to help undergraduate students be successful at and graduate from the University of Washington.
- Academic counseling
- Financial aid counseling
- Personal counseling
- Career & graduate/professional school counseling
- Tutoring and instructional support in writing, math, and biology
- First year seminar courses (STEM, STEM-lab, Writing and Tools for Success)
- Pathways to research, internship, and job opportunities
- OMA&D-endowed scholarship
We encourage students to use the tutoring centers that are located throughout campus.
CLUE tutoring is more than a resource you can access when you’re struggling in a class; it’s a welcoming, inclusive space for students to connect, ask questions about various subjects, prepare for exams, and have support on homework.
Get tutoring online or in-person, check out our calendar of live discussion sessions and exam reviews, learn about the subjects we cover, meet our tutors, and watch a video about in-person CLUE.
Engineering Academic Center
The EAC provides a supportive, communal study space for you to hone the skills you need to succeed in core courses such as math, physics, and chemistry. Stop by to work on homework with other engineering students, access tutoring, prepare for exams and build community.
Instructional Center (IC)
The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Instructional Center is to promote the academic achievement, retention and successful graduation of under-represented minority, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students and to improve their chances of gaining admission to graduate and professional schools. This is achieved by:
- Providing both academic support and mentoring
- Empowering students with the skills and tools for successful life-long learning
- Providing a supportive and nurturing learning community that embraces diversity
- Cultivating academic excellence
- Fostering collaboration and engagement