APS Bridge Program


Bridge Sites

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. More Information

Partnership Institutions

The APS Bridge Program (APS-BP) is developing a national network of doctoral granting institutions where bridge and other students, if admitted, will receive proper mentoring and assistance in making the transition into a doctoral program. These institutions will have made a commitment to ensuring these conditions are established, to working with diverse students, and to supporting them as graduate scholars. More Information

Member Institutions

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. More Information

APS Bridge Program Institutions

The map illustrates current institutions participating in the APS Bridge Program. Students were placed at Bridge and Affiliate sites, where Bridge sites receive direct funding from APS. Affiliate Sites were able to provide funding to students recruited by the APS Bridge Program. The project tracks the progress of students at all sites.