Mission and Objectives
The California Alliance for Minority Participation [CAMP] and the National Science Foundation [NSF] have created a research program designed to support underrepresented student populations in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [STEM] fields (see NSF guidelines listed under nsf.gov). The state of California and NSF are providing financial support for students to have access to undergraduate research in the STEM fields. This support is only available to students interested in pursuing graduate careers (M.S., Ph.D.) in the STEM fields in order to increase the number of NSF-designated underrepresented minorities. This program is not designed to support students interested in the allied health career professions.
CAMP serves NSF-declared underrepresented minorities (Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Non-Filipino-Pacific Islander) majoring in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences, who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens. CAMP is designed for students interested in research careers (non-health career aspiring).
Please note that the NSF-CAMP program at UCR functions based on student participation and attendance. Submitted applications alone are not considered CAMP service or participation. CAMP participation includes Assembly and Workshop attendance, Tabling, Presentations at Symposia and Workshops, Mentoring, etc.
The California Alliance for Minority Participation is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of California.