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LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The University of Oklahoma has received funding from the National Science Foundation for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship program for a new BD cohort to begin Fall 2017. We are still recruiting Fellows for January, Summer, or August 2018 starts!

Questions about applying? Email your questions.

Applications may be submitted at: (requires OU 4+4 login or creating an account). Note: Applications through this system are currently closed. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information.

The LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program is designed to support students from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines begin and complete the doctorate degree. Students receive financial, professional and social support during their graduate studies.

Eligible BD Fellows are LSAMP students who:

  • Are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Identify as African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Native Pacific Islander
  • Were active in their campus LSAMP program as undergraduates, including gaining research experience
  • Have received their B.S. in a STEM discipline (before starting graduate work)
  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. in a LSAMP-eligible STEM discipline at the OU-Norman Campus, and
  • Qualify for admissions to their intended STEM graduate program at OU

There will be a separate application process for the BD Fellowship beyond admission to the OU Graduate College and departmental programs. Ideally students will already have graduate program acceptance before applying for the BD Fellowship, but we can also work with students to accomplish both simultaneously. Departmental application deadlines for fall 2018 admissions vary by department and range from December 15, 2017 to August 2018. 

Direct benefits to the Fellow:

  • Tuition, fees and health insurance waivers for the first two years
  • $32,000 annual stipend for the first two years
  • Personalized mentoring and enriched academic and professional supports
  • $4,000 travel fund for professional conferences
  • Continued support for up to three years at departmental standard levels
  • Prestige of being NSF LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 14:03