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Bridges to Doctorate Program

Application for Fall 2021 - Closed


Fresno State in partnership with the University of California - Davis has a newly NIH funded Bridges to Doctorate Graduate Fellowship program. It is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to promote the participation of underrepresented minority students in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

What are the benefits?

  • 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

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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