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Bridge to the Doctorate @ Louisiana State University

Through the Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP), the Louisiana State University Office of Strategic Initiatives (LSU/OSI) is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity available through the "Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation -- Bridge to the Doctorate" (LS-LAMP/BD), an initiative of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Diola Bagayoko at Southern University and A&M College and Dr. Gloria Thomas at Louisiana State University are the Principal Investigators of the LSU/BD, while Dr. Isiah M. Warner of Louisiana State University is Co-PI. This project is a direct and logical extension of LS-LAMP whose primary goal is to increase the participation of under-represented minorities in STEM disciplines and to ease the transition of these graduates into graduate school.


LSU/BD offers twelve fellowships at $30,000/yr for two years, payment of tuition and fees, individualized faculty mentoring and coaching, participation in professional conferences and meetings, links to research and professional opportunities, and enriched academic services and support. The program is also an implementation and institutionalization of the 10-Strand Systemic Mentoring model of LS-LAMP at the graduate level. The resulting reform-imbued and transformative enhancement of graduate education, including teaching, systemic mentoring and research (TSMR), is expected to have a positive and permanent impact on minority education and beyond it.

The LSU/BD program coordinator can be reached at gloriathomas@lsu.edu or via telephone by dialing (225) 578-7230.