NSF Bridge to the Doctorate BTD Graduate Fellowship

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


The Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations (African American, Native American and Latino) in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study.

The BTD Fellowship program encourages students' interest in graduate study by demystifying the graduate admissions process and removing the financial barriers associated with continued study. Moreover, the program broadens perspective among faculty and institutional stakeholders regarding the successful candidate for graduate study by evaluating prospective fellowship applicants on the basis of their record of achievements as well as their professional and research experiences, motivation for advanced study, and connection to the field of study.

Bridge to the Doctorate fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BTD is administered by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Please contact Marisol Rodriguez Mergenthal at mr444@drexel.edu for more information.


Award Details

Amount: tuition, stipend, and health insurance

Location: Drexel University                                        

Additional Qualifications: (prospective) Drexel students only