The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is an NSF-funded program shared across nine UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Riverside, and Merced). Its goal is to enhance diversity in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields at the PhD and faculty level by providing financial and professional development support to students from groups underrepresented in these fields.

UCLA's CAMP program provides the following benefits to its members:

  • Mentorship and community
  • Quarterly luncheons supported by the generous donation of Professor Emeritus Richard Weiss
  • Support for research
  • Support for conference attendance
  • Eligibility to participate in the CAMP Statewide Symposium
  • Lending Library
    • GRE and MCAT Prep
    • Building Additional skills (e.g. lab management, science communication, scientific integrity, etc.)
  • GRE prep
  • GRE fee reimbursement
  • Graduate application fee reimbursement
  • Eligibility for NSF-funded Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) programs for graduate students

UCLA's CAMP program works in collaboration with the following programs, lending additional resources in support of enhancing student success: CARE SEM Summer Program, CARE Fellows & Scholars, MSD Scholars, UC LEADS, and MARC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Dr. Janet Goins
Program Director
2121 Life Sciences
Email: jgoins@college.ucla.edu.
Phone: (310) 825-3798



Visit the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) website to learn more about LSAMP and the impact its having on budding scientists like you!