The Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship (BD)
Senior-level LSAMP alliances are eligible for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) support. BD funding provides eligible students with financial support for two (2) years of doctoral study. The UT System LSAMP program is very proud to have been selected as one of the first Alliances to receive the Bridge to the Doctorate grant. The program has given us the opportunity to encourage students who might not have considered pursuing a doctoral degree to achieve this success. It has also given us the opportunity to experiment with novel ways to promote graduate education and to increase the efficacy of existing activities.
National LSAMP alumni are eligible for support for up to two (2) additional years of STEM doctoral study through the Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) project. BD participants are expected to transition through doctoral studies and into the professoriate and/or STEM workforce.
The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is $64,000 over two (2) years for each of 12 students. The NSF will provide a cost-of-education allowance to the institution for tuition, health insurance, and other normal fees up to $10,500 per year for up to two (2) years for each of 12 students.
National Science Foundation
The UT System LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD-1202008 and HRD-1826745. Funding for the Bridge to the Doctorate projects is provided by NSF grant numbers HRD-0832951 (BD 2008-2010), HRD-0929727 (BD 2009-2011), HRD-1139929 (BD 2011-2013), HRD-1301858 (BD 2013-2015), and HRD-1810898 (BD 2018-2020).