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Alabama Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Program

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Auburn University was selected as the institutional site for the Alabama Bridge to the Doctorate program beginning with the 2003 Fall Term. The University of Alabama in Huntsville joined in the 2004 Fall Term, The University of Alabama at Birmingham joined in the 2005 Fall Term, Tuskegee University joined in the 2006 Fall Term and The University of Alabama joined in the 2007 Fall Term. Auburn University was the 2008 institutional site and The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the 2009 institutional site for a total of 84 participating BD fellows from 2003 to the present.

The program provides the following support for twelve minority students:

1.An annual stipend of $30,000 plus tuition, fees and student health insurance,

2.An assigned faculty mentor,

3.The opportunity to attend and participate in at least one professional scientific meeting each year,

4.The opportunity to visit the doctoral institution of choice and

5.The opportunity to attend the NSF Human Resource Development meeting in Washington, D.C.

In addition, BD participants are required to attend special seminars regarding graduate school matriculation and other topics designed specifically for the program.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Alabama, Birmingham (Lead)
Auburn University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama, Huntsville

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 9/18/2017
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