May 15 - July 7, 2023


The LU-PRISM (Longwood University Perspectives on Research In Science & Mathematics), is Longwood's residential, eight-week summer research program.

LU PRISM provides practical training for Longwood continuing undergraduate students in specific research techniques with activities designed to put the research into the context of larger goals of modern science, technology, health, and mathematics. 

PRISM Highlights

$3500 Stipend


Housing and Meal Stipend 


Students in any major are eligible.

Must be a continuing student in Fall 2023.

Students who have participated in PRISM before are not eligible.


October 14, 2022 (5 p.m.) 

  • Completed applications 
  • Unofficial transcripts  
  • One-page narrative statement

2023 Subject Areas

Undergraduate scholarly research is one of the most important things you can do to distinguish yourself from other students applying to graduate schools, professional schools, and post-baccalaureate employment. 

Discipline of Interest

Due to the early nature of the application process this year, you need to provide your discipline of interest rather than choosing a faculty mentor. The faculty mentors will still choose student researchers much like the process in the past, but we will be using your qualifications and discipline(s) of interest to pair you up with other possible summer opportunities.

The 2023 program looks to fund 12 traditional seats in the program within various Longwood STEM-H fields, as described by the original SCHEV initiative, such as

  • Biology
  • Biological Environmental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Computer Science
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Kinesiology 


There is external funding for five other science and math educational students.

PRISM will be pairing with outside organizations to bring internships or external research opportunities to our students.

Funding Application Instructions

Indicate whether or not you are interested in any other PAID summer opportunities.

Application Instructions


Provide a brief summary of your career goals and describe how your education and training has prepared you for these goals. Describe how participation in this program will help you attain your career goals.

  • Limit to one page, single-spaced
  • Save your response as a pdf file


  • Find your unofficial transcript through MyLongwood
  • Save a copy of your unofficial transcripts as a pdf file


  • Complete the LU-PRISM 2023 Application

View, Download, Print LU-PRISM Student Application Information (pdf) Instructions.