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Bridge to Doctorate

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 (NSF). Dr. Tyrslai Williams-Carter and Dr. Isiah M. Warner at Louisiana State University are the Principal Investigators of the LSU/BD, Dr. Diola Bagayoko at Southern University and A&M College is Co-PI. This project is a direct and logical extension of LS-LAMP, whose primary goal is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM disciplines and ease these graduates’ transition into graduate school.

LSU/BD offers twelve fellowships at $32,000/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 implementing and institutionalizing the Ten-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 positively and permanently impact minority education and beyond it.

The LSU/BD Program Coordinator, Dr. Williams-Carter, can be reached at or via telephone by dialing (225) 578-4004.  Visit their website at