University of Southern California


NSF-17-579: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – Bridge to the Doctorate


Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: One proposal for BD support may be submitted annually by an eligible alliance institution. Beginning in FY2018, an institution may have only one active BD award. New proposals for additional cohorts may be submitted in the competition closest to the active BD award’s expiration date.

Internal Deadline:                          

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity:      Contact the Office of Research if interested.           

External Deadline:         

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity:      November 3, 2017, 5pm PDT      

Award Information:                        Award Type: Standard or Continuing Grant

                                                                Estimated Amount of Awards: 5

Anticipated Funding Award: Up to $1.5 million

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                   

Bridge to the Doctorate: The Principal Investigator for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) proposals should be the President, Chancellor, or Provost of the BD site and member of the alliance governing board. Co-PIs may be members of the institution’s graduate leadership team or STEM faculty. A full justification is needed for a PI /Co-PI designation at variance with this requirement.


Overall, the LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

Project types under this program include:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.