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Husky Bridge to the Doctorate STEM Program

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

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Program at UConn is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation under the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program, and supports two-year fellowships for 12 doctoral students from African American, Hispanic and/or Native American populations during the first two years of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at Uconn

After the initial two-year LSAMP-BD funding, fellows are supported by other funding mechanisms to ensure their timely graduation.

The BD Program targets qualifying students who intend to earn a Ph.D. within a STEM discipline in the School of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Pharmacy or College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Program provides two years of fellowship support ($30,000/calendar year plus tuition) for each qualifying BD Husky Fellow, contingent on Fellows’ academic standing, fulfillment of the BD Program requirements, and continued status as a full-time Ph.D. student in a STEM discipline. The Bridge to the Doctorate Program includes an array of recruiting, mentorship, and professional development measures aimed at ensuring a quality academic experience, full retention, educational success, community building and career attainment. It is aligned with the NSF-funded Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP) program at Uconn.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Connecticut (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
STEM Fields

STEM Education

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

Page last updated 8/31/2018
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