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“Bridge to the Doctorate” Program

CSU-LSAMP recognizes the need to ensure graduate program matriculation of a larger number of its own LSAMP graduates and to work collaboratively with the national LSAMP community to ensure graduate program matriculation of a larger number of the 25,000+ baccalaureate degree recipients produced by LSAMP institutions. To address this need, CSU-LSAMP was provided NSF support for thirteen Bridge to the Doctorate activities with the most recent funding cycle which began in Fall 2016 (HRD-1602210) at California State University, Los Angeles.

San Francisco State University (SFSU) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) have also both served as the graduate institutional sites for past BD activities.

BD Program Elements

Typically, CSU-LSAMP BD projects provide financial, academic and personal support for a cohort of 12 LSAMP BD Fellows admitted to Masters level degree programs in STEM at the designated graduate institutional site.

Specifically, the projects provide each student a substantial stipend (currently $32,000/year) for up to two years and provide an institutional allowance of $12,000/student/year for up to two years for educational costs.

In addition, the projects provide a focused program of educational and personal support, including:

  • orientation to and advising in the Masters program;
  • intensive mentoring of research at the Masters level;
  • a workshop series and writing support; teaching internship experiences;
  • support of conference participation; community activities; and facilitating
  • linkages to Ph.D. Programs and their NSF programs (e.g. AGEP and GRFP) which can provide support during the third year and beyond.

Bridge to the Doctorate Activities are contingent upon annual funding from the National Science Foundation.

Bridge to the Doctorate Cohort Information

Summary Campus Directors
Cohort 1 San Francisco State University Drs. Frank Bayliss and David Ellis
Cohort 2 California State University, Los Angeles Drs. Carlos Robles, Carlos Gutierrez, and Margaret Jefferson
Cohort 3 California State University, Los Angeles Drs. Carlos Gutierrez, Margaret Jefferson, and Carlos Robles
Cohort 4 San Francisco State University Drs. David Ellis and Sheldon Axler
Cohort 5 California State University, Los Angeles Drs. Margaret Jefferson, Carlos Robles, and Carlos Gutierrez
Cohort 6 California State University, Los Angeles Drs. Carlos Robles, Carlos Gutierrez, and Margaret Jefferson
Cohort 7 California State University, Northridge Drs. Kathleen Marsaglia, Ana Cadavid, Karla Pelletier, and Carol Shubin
[Cohort 8 California State University, Los Angeles Drs. Carlos Gutierrez, Margaret Jefferson, and Carlos Robles