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Bridges to Doctorate Program

NIH Bridges to Doctorate Program

Our goal is to help graduate students transition to Ph.D. programs. We are funded by NIH Bridges Program, the Bridges to Doctorate Program between Fresno State and UC Davis aims to enhance the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral natural sciences. To achieve this, the Bridge Program provides intensive research, coursework, and mentoring experience.

Application for 2021 cycle is closed. Next application opens on July 1, 2022


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Funded by NIH Bridges Program, the Bridges to Doctorate Program between Fresno State and UC Davis aims to enhance the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral natural sciences.  

To achieve this, the Bridge Program provides intensive research, coursework, and mentoring experience

The long-term goals are to increase the competitiveness, skills, and interests of students and faculty in areas of biomedical and behavioral research, and to sustain a thriving collaboration between the major feeder institutions for Ph.D. programs (Fresno State) and the leading PhD-granting institution (UC Davis) in the San Joaquin Valley. 

Given the close geographic proximity of Fresno State and UC Davis, it is a natural step for these institutions to strengthen a collaborative academic environment and matriculation culture between the two institutions.e

  • Tuition and fees paid
  • Student stipends annually for two years
  • Paid summer internship at UC Davis
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by dedicated Faculty 
  • Step-by-step mentoring for a successful transition

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Belong to an underrepresented minority group
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 OR Faculty recommendation
  • Bachelor’s degree in basic sciences or behavioral sciences
  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation

Contact

Krish Krishnan

Krish Krishnan, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

Office: Science I, Room 380
Phone: 559-278-2103
E-mail: krish@csufresno.edu