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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship

The UTA Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is not currently soliciting applications.

The UTA Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship (LSAMP-BD) program, with generous funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF grant number HRD-1026806), aims to recruit, retain, and graduate increased numbers of under-represented minority (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals.

LSAMP-BD fellows receive a $30,000* stipend each year for two years as long as the program goals are met. The program provides funding for tuition and fees, student health insurance, research supplies, and travel to professional conferences to present research results.

Fellows receive intensive mentoring and academic support to assist them with the successful completion of their graduate studies. Once the initial two-year LSAMP-BD funding has been completed with satisfactory progress in the program, fellows will receive assistantships and full or partial tuition support by other UTA funding mechanisms to ensure their timely graduation.

Fellowship Eligibility

In order to qualify for the fellowship, the candidate must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference will be given to member of underrepresented minority group as defined by the NSF: Hispanic, African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander
  • Be admitted to UTA in a STEM BS to Ph.D. or Ph.D. program in fall 2014 or spring 2015
  • Provide evidence of participation in an LSAMP undergraduate program
  • Have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a Ph.D. degree
  • Have a satisfactory GPA 


General Inquiries

Send inquiries to

UTA BD Leadership Team

  • Dr. Minerva Cordero, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Science and Professor of Mathematics, UTA LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Raymond Jackson, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Psychology, Office of Graduate Studies Liason
  • Ms. Alisa Johnson, Director of Education Research, Office of Research
  • Dr. Erick Jones, Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering Liason

Program Oversight

  • Dr. Ben Flores, UT System LSAMP Project Director
  • Ms. Ariana Arciero, UT System LSAMP Assistant Director