APS Bridge Program

Request for Proposals

The RFP for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Initial proposals are due October 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET. Selected institutions will be invited to submit a full proposal, due December 12, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET.

In the 2013-2014 RFP solicitation, we received and reviewed ten initial proposals, and of these, seven advanced to the full proposal submission process. Two of these were selected to become Bridge Sites.

The request for proposals (RFP) document is now available, and provides guidelines by which institutions can apply to become bridge sites, and criteria we will use to select these institutions.

Download the RFP Document

To be eligible, the Bridge Site must be a university or college that offers a Master's or Doctoral degree in physics, and be located and accredited in the United States or Puerto Rico. The institution must have active research programs readily available to Bridge Fellows throughout the academic year. The institution must also be an APS-BP Member Institution prior to receiving support. Joining is free.

Apply to become a member institution

A webinar describing the program, the Request for Proposal process, and details of Bridge Site selection was held on September 5, 2014. A recording of the webinar is available at the link below. To view the webinar you will need to register with your name and email address.

View a recording of the webinar

View presentation slides

Project management encourages inquiries and consultation during the proposal writing process. Please contact Brian Beckford (phone: 301-209-3398, email beckford@aps.org) for further information.

Last year's RFP information: