Siteman MOLSAMP Collaboration

As part of the National Cancer Institute’s required Plan to Enhance Diversity we have partnered with Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MOLSAMP).


MOLSAMP is an alliance of nine institutions of higher education in Missouri who are collaborating to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students (URM) statewide who complete undergraduate and advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

We accomplish this goal through the implementation of a variety of activities as well as cohesive translatable strategies among the individual campuses to promote recruitment, retention and graduation of URM students.

Alliance Mission

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-funded program designed to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and increase the number of students studying STEM disciplines.

The objectives of the alliance are to:

  • Increase the total number of URM students graduating with STEM degrees in the MOLSAMP Alliance by 15% in 5 years;
  • Increase the second-to-third year persistence rate of Level 1 students to 75% or higher;
  • Increase the number of students engaged in undergraduate research or other scholarly activity to meet or exceed the national baseline; and
  • Increase the number of URM students entering post-baccalaureate programs in STEM fields or the STEM workforce immediately after graduation by 25%.

Summer Research Opportunity


MOLSAMP students are eligible to apply for the Siteman Summer Research Program HERE!

Applications are open through Monday, January 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM CST.


Application Components:

  1. Online Form – Includes essay questions
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Transcript – May be an unofficial version
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation – Requests and a link for uploading the letter will automatically be sent to your recommenders when you submit your application.

Program Details

Research & Programming:  Research opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research. In addition to completing a research project with a faculty mentor, participants also engage in a variety of other activities as part of the program, including tours of state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research facilities and weekly seminars on current areas of research and career building tools.

Schedule:  2024 program dates are May 28 – August 2. Students’ daily schedules will depend on the research area in which they are working, but participants are expected to work approximately 40 hours per week.

Stipend:  Students will be provided a $7,000 stipend that will be disbursed in two payments on the last days of June and July.

Housing:  Housing is available on campus for participants at summer term rates. Participants are also welcome to secure their own housing off campus. All participants are responsible for their travel to St. Louis and any housing fees.


For a Zoom link to MOLSAMP virtual seminars, please email us at: [email protected].

Community Engagement in Cancer Research Seminar

February 15, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM, via Zoom


  • Sharvitti Broussard, MPH, Public Health Coordinator, Breast and Prostate Cancer, Department of Surgery – Public Health Sciences, Washington University
  • Keisha Windham, PhD, Assistant Director, Community Outreach and the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD), Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University

Pediatric Cancer Research Seminar

March 7, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM, via Zoom


  • Margaret Ferris, MD, PhD, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University
  • Lindsay Kuroki, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Washington University

Women’s Health in Cancer Research Seminar

April 25, 2024, 1:00-2:00 PM, via Zoom


  • Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Surgery – Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University
  • Dineo Khabele, MD, Chair and Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Washington University

Faculty Involvement Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for MOLSAMP programming, please click HERE to provide your information.

Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, meeting with or mentoring MOLSAMP students, speaking at MOLSAMP events, hosting lab tours, or other engagements.

Eligible Trainees

Students who are interested in participating in MOLSAMP must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • A student in good academic standing
  • From an NSF-designated underrepresented group, which includes low-income, first-generation to college, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders.
  • Focusing on one of the following majors:
    • Architecture
    • Actuarial Science & Statistics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering Technology
    • Mathematics

Benefits of Participating

MOLSAMP program participants gain access to:

  • Mentors
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate research programs
  • Academic year research stipends
  • A supportive STEM community

Missouri Alliance

The Missouri Alliance works together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The intentional and innovative activities of MOLSAMP focus on undergraduate research experiences and graduate school preparation.

Lead Institution

Harris-Stowe State University

Alliance Schools

Lincoln University of Missouri

Missouri State University

St. Louis Community College

Truman State University

University of Central Missouri

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis