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Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

Fall 2016 BD Fellowship Application Available NOW

Under the auspices of the University System of Maryland and the National Science Foundation, the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship is a highly competitive program designed to encourage and support UMD graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. More importantly, the program specifically seeks to support graduate students who graduated from an LSAMP undergraduate institution and participated in an LSAMP program during their matriculation.

The program is committed to:

  • Fostering a diverse and interactive science community
  • Broadening minority participation in the STEM fields
  • Increasing the number of advanced degrees obtained by underrepresented students

The program offers:

  • Student stipends, up to $32,000 annually
  • Tuition and fee supplement, up to $12,000 annually
  • Faculty mentoring and advising
  • Links to research and internship opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in national and professional conferences
  • Enriched academic services and support


  • Must be admitted to a University of Maryland College Park Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) M.S. or Ph.D. program for Fall
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Provide evidence of participation in LSAMP programs from the LSAMP Director or designee at undergraduate institution

News and Events

Doctoral Student Receives 2014 STAR Fellowship from EPA

BD Fellow Crystal Romeo Upperman received a $84,000 STAR (Science to Achieve Results) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency this fall for research on the relationship between climate change and health outcomes.

See the full article here. 






Roshe' Copeland UMD President Loh hosts robotics demonstrations at University House

Alex Holness was among a few Maryland Robotics Center students and faculty invited to the home of University of Maryland President Wallace Loh's home to demonstrate their robotics projects and research.

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