Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Grant is awarded by the National Science Foundation through the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FG-LSAMP) to enhance recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The BD program at UF provides up to a $32,000-per-year stipend for the first two years of doctoral studies to former LSAMP students who are entering a STEM PhD program after completing a baccalaureate degree. Along with this stipend, the grant also provides two years of support for tuition, fees and health insurance. To date, UF has completed three cohorts of BD fellows, with the first cohort starting in 2008.

The BD grant is awarded through a competitive process to institutions for a period of two years. Scholars are selected via an application process and application are submitted to the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives.

For more information regarding Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program please visit the Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation.