With funding from the National Science Foundation, the UT System LSAMP announces its call for applications for the UTEP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program.

The BD fellowship is open to first-year STEM doctoral students. This includes senior undergraduate students who are completing their B.S. degree and who have been accepted into a UTEP STEM Ph.D. program, qualified M.S. students in their last semester of studies with a confirmed STEM Ph.D. acceptance, and qualified STEM Ph.D. students in their first semester of study.

Each two-year fellowship includes a $64,000 stipend plus full tuition and fees, and student health insurance.

Program Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have participated in a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program as an undergraduate. Program participation/certification will be confirmed with the BS degree-granting institution or must have participated in the federally-funded (NSF, NIH, DoD, DoE, etc.) undergraduate research experience prior to B.S. attainment.
  • Must have received a Bachelor’s degree from an LSAMP campus in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline.
  • Must be admitted into a STEM Ph.D. program at UTEP by December 2nd, 2022 (for Spring 2023 applicants) or June 1, 2023 (for Fall 2023 applicants) and have no more than 18 doctoral credit hours.

Application Deadlines:

December 2nd, 2022 to begin funding in Spring 2023 

June 30, 2023 to begin funding in Fall 2023


For requirements and application details, please visit their website: https://lsamp.utep.edu