Bridge to the Doctorate – Texas A&M University System. Apply by May 25th!

Pending funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) LSAMP program anticipates that it will host another Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship cohort (BTD XII) for Fall 2016 at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, TX. The BTD program, sponsored by the NSF, is designed to encourage and support graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. While establishing a bridge to assist students in obtaining doctoral degrees, the BTD program provides financial support and enrichment activities for Fellows. These activities include professional and leadership development and faculty-led mentoring. As Fellows accomplish their educational goals, the BTD community of staff and peers provides a positive support network.

TAMUS LSAMP is accepting applications NOW for the BTD XII cohort from students entering TAMU for the Fall 2016 semester. Completed applications will be evaluated on academic record, scholarly competence, and strong motivation and commitment to complete a doctoral degree in a STEM field. Eligibility criteria for applicants and benefits of the BTD program are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria:
*         Accepted into a NSF-eligible STEM graduate program (master’s thesis option or direct PhD)
*         Entering as a first-time graduate student
*         Completed (or will soon complete) an undergraduate degree at an LSAMP institution
*         U.S. citizen or permanent resident
*         Interested in research
*         Motivated and committed to pursue a PhD in a NSF-eligible STEM discipline

Program Benefits:
*         Annual stipend of $32,000 for two years
*         $12,000 allotment for educational expenses (tuition/fees, health insurance, supplies, educational travel, etc.) for two years
*         Opportunities to network and improve research and presentation skills.

Please encourage eligible prospective and incoming students to apply. Links to the application and the TAMUS LSAMP website are included below.

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Samuel Merriweather at<>  or (979) 862-1070.

***This program is contingent upon funding from the National Science Foundation.***


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