Student Research Support Programs

Noyce Program 

The Noyce Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation funds students interested in becoming math teachers for 3 years ($10K/yr) to become credentialed math teachers.

David Goulette, Executive Director

COAST Undergraduate Student Research Support Program 

Application Deadline for the 2021-2022 program is Friday, February 4, 2022, 5:00pm.  Application details here.

The COAST (CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology) Undergraduate Student Research Support Program provides funding to every campus in the CSU to support undergraduate student participation in faculty‐mentored marine, coastal, and coastal watershed research. The goal of this program is to engage students interested in pursuing marine related careers and provide them with the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU faculty research. Funding awarded to students can be used to support research related activities, small stipends, and supplies.

Prof. Maya deVries, COAST Representative
Duncan Hall 340

Prof. Ryan Portner, COAST Representative
Duncan Hall 202

Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Established in 1970, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program is one of the country's oldest and most successful programs to assist educationally disadvantaged and first-generation students attain degrees in math, engineering and science from four-year institutions

Contact Information:

Susan Arias, Director 
Duncan Hall 241 
Phone: (408) 924-5034 


Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

National Institute of Health's Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC U-STAR) awards provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The program also supports efforts to strengthen the science course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty and biomedical research training at institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups.

Contact Information:

Prof. Cleber Ouverney, Director
Duncan Hall 439
Phone: (408) 924-4806


Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)

The RISE Program is a federally funded  developmental program that seeks to increase the number of students historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences that complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields and continue to research careers by providing the RISE Trainees with funded research opportunities with SJSU faculty. 

Contact Information:

Prof. Karen Singmaster, Director
Duncan Hall 518
Phone: (408) 924-5000


The California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP)

The overall goal of the program of this NSF funded program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. At SJSU, LSAMP supports Academic Excellence Workshops (Sci 1) for Chemistry courses and research opportunities for populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

Contact Information:

Prof. Karen Singmaster
Duncan Hall 016
Phone: (408) 924-4980


Cal-Bridge Program

The Cal-Bridge program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and supports CSU undergraduates in physics and astronomy to pursue research careers by entering PhD programs,in a partnership with the University of California.The program provides up to $10,000 per year of scholarship funds, faculty mentoring, professional development workshops, and summer research placement (in partnership with CAMPARE). Students from underrepresented backgrounds, including first-generation college students, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contact Information:

Prof. Aaron Romanowsky, Co-Director
Science 235
Phone: (408) 924-5225