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.
Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
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: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17579/nsf17579.htm
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:
- Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Activity: BD projects are two-year projects eligible only to existing alliances funded 10 or more consecutive years. These projects are focused on providing post-baccalaureate fellowship support to a cohort of 12 LSAMP students for the first two years of their STEM graduate studies and providing the necessary academic and research skills that will enable them to successfully earn STEM doctoral degrees and transition into the STEM workforce.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.