Once a student completes the preparation at a bridge site, they will need to find an appropriate graduate program for their PhD studies. The APS Bridge Program (APS-BP) is developing a national network of Partnership Sites, which are doctoral granting institutions where bridge students, if admitted, will receive proper mentoring and assistance in making the transition into a doctoral program.
Approved partnership sites that accept students who have completed a bridge program will receive a one-time award (up to $10,000 over 3 years) to help them improve their mentoring practices for graduate students. The funds can be used for various activities such as hiring tutors for the students or periodic pizza lunches that bring mentors and mentees together.
A request for proposals for partnership sites will be announced soon. Institutions interested in applying must be APS-BP member institutions. More information on how to join.