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 programand and have earned a baccalaureate degree or will earn a baccalaureate degree from an LSAMP institution (click here to read the LSAMP STEM classification). 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.

Former LSAMP students who are entering a PhD program after completing a baccalaureate degree are eligible to apply. Since this program is intended to increase enrollment in PhD programs, currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible to apply. Applications for the Fall 2018 cohort can be found below and are due January 15, 2018.

Please click here to fill out your Fall 2018 application.

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

 For more information, please call or email the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives: Phone: 352-392-6444 or Email: