The APS Bridge Program selects master’s or doctoral granting institutions to receive funding to build programs that prepare students to apply and be accepted into a physics doctoral program. Bridge sites will host students (APS Bridge Fellows) who, typically would not gain acceptance into a physics doctoral program, to spend a period of 1-2 years after their undergraduate studies enhancing their academic and research skills before applying to a doctoral program.
Partnership sites are doctoral granting institutions that have received Bridge Program approval and are committed to providing transitional support for APS Bridge Fellows entering these programs.
The APS Bridge Program offers free membership to colleges, universities, national labs, non-profits, and educational organizations committed to improving diversity in the physics community. Membership Institutions do not receive direct funding, but receive a number of benefits.